The Oxford History Of Western Music: College Edition

The Oxford History Of Western Music: College Edition

  • Publish Date: 2012-01-25
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Richard Taruskin Christopher H. Gibbs
Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
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Based on the award-winning six-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available.


Offers a unique focus on the people behind music history

Places musical works within their larger cultural, social, and political contexts, providing a compelling narrative of music history

Covers music of all eras along with a special emphasis on the most studied works of the past 200 years

Improves critical thinking by offering differing perspectives on how the Western musical canon developed

Builds listening and analysis skills through comprehensive discussion of key works

Includes helpful learning and study tools (timelines, maps, musical examples and diagrams, chapter summaries, key terms, study questions, and a glossary)

Offering a complete package for building students' understanding and appreciation of the classical canon, this groundbreaking text is also supplemented by a variety of high-quality resources:

--- Instructor's Resource CD containing a computerized test bank, an Instructor's Manual, study questions, PowerPoint-based lecture slides, and links to Oxford Music Online

--- A free companion website ( with chapter outlines, key terms and definitions, and suggested links
--- Three score anthologies* featuring scores of key works discussed in the text and introductory essays prepared by a team of expert authors; a full three-volume CD set* corresponding to the three score anthologies contains musical examples from the anthologies in high-quality MP3 format:

Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century
Edited by David J. Rothenberg and Robert R. Holzer
> V1 Print Anthology: 9780199768257
> V1 Recorded Anthology (2 CDs): 9780199768288

Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume Two: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century
Edited by Klra Mricz and David E. Schneider
> V2 Print Anthology: 9780199768264
> V2 Recorded Anthology (3 CDs): 9780199768295

Oxford Anthology of Western Music
Volume Three: The Twentieth Century
Edited by Klra Mricz and David E. Schneider
> V3 Print Anthology: 9780199768271
> V3 Recorded Anthology (2 CDs): 9780199768301

--- A concise edition of recordings* is also available on 3 CDs: 9780199768318

* Sold separately

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