W. W. Norton & Company, 1998. Book is in a Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact.
A comprehensive collection of writings on music, spanning the ages from ancient Greece to the end of the twentieth century. Seven leading scholars, working under the editorial direction of musicologist Leo Treitler , have thoroughly revised and greatly expanded Oliver Strunk's monumental Source Readings in Music History replacing some selections, adding others, contributing new translations, providing additional notes and commentary and updating the texts in light of the latest scholarship.
Included in this revised edition are writings by Plato and Aristotle, as well as three complete treatises, which teach us how the Greeks viewed music. We gain insight into the early Christian period and the Latin Middle Ages. We hear from Renaissance composers, theorists, poets, philosophers, courtiers, scholars, kings and popes.
The age of Haydn and Mozart produced significant writings on how music should be composed, performed, listened, and understood. The nineteenth-century is documented in a fascinating group of readings from that era. For twentieth-century music the collection includes writings by composers, performers, and other active participants in the music world, as well as by authors such as Cocteau, Barthes and Eco.