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The Oxford History of Western Music, Volumes 1 - 5

£99.00

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Five volumes, very heavy paperbacks, all in very good condition. Some of them have very light bumping of the corners and all show some signs of rubbing to the covers. The lower corner of the page edges on all the books is grubby. Internally they are all clean, bright and tightly bound. Published by Oxford University Press in 2010.
The Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective, this text sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. Written by an authoritative, opinionated, and controversial figure in musicology, The Oxford History of Western Music provides a critical aesthetic position with respect to individual works, a context in which each composition may be evaluated and remembered. Taruskin combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. It also describes how the context of each stylistic period-key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events-influenced and directed compositional choices.

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Author(s):
Taruskin, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10 x 7 Ins
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195384814
ISBN-13:
9780195384819
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford History of Western Music Volumes 1 - 5

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Five volumes, very heavy paperbacks, all in very good condition. Some of them have very light bumping of the corners and all show some signs of rubbing to the covers. The lower corner of the page edges on all the books is grubby. Internally they are all clean, bright and tightly bound. Published by Oxford University Press in 2010.
The Oxford History of Western Music is a magisterial survey of the traditions of Western music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time. This text illuminates, through a representative sampling of masterworks, those themes, styles and currents that give shape and direction to each musical age. Taking a critical perspective, this text sets the details of music, the chronological sweep of figures, works, and musical ideas, within the larger context of world affairs and cultural history. Written by an authoritative, opinionated, and controversial figure in musicology, The Oxford History of Western Music provides a critical aesthetic position with respect to individual works, a context in which each composition may be evaluated and remembered. Taruskin combines an emphasis on structure and form with a discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in each age, to illustrate how the music itself works, and how contemporaries heard and understood it. It also describes how the context of each stylistic period-key cultural, historical, social, economic, and scientific events-influenced and directed compositional choices.

Author(s):
Taruskin, Richard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
10 x 7 Ins
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0195384814
ISBN-13:
9780195384819
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford History of Western Music Volumes 1 - 5

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