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History of Music, 10th International Student Edition

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ISBN: 9780393668155

The definitive history of Western Music.

The definitive survey, combining current scholarship with a vibrant narrative. Carefully informed by feedback from dozens of scholars, it remains the book that students and teachers trust to explain what’s important, where it fits, and why it matters. Peter Burkholder weaves a compelling story of people, their choices, and the western musical tradition that emerged. From chant to hip-hop, he connects past to present to create a context for tomorrow’s musicians.


  • What’s important, where it fits, why it matters, and who cares: The book and anthology traverse more than 1000 years of history, music, and musicians. The focus throughout is on understanding the connections between music and its context–whether musical, cultural, or historical. Students learn to apply this knowledge to music they hear, play, or study today.
  • The Anthology offers 229 compelling works supported by the pedagogy students need: This companion anthology in three volumes provides the scores for every major work discussed in the text. The new edition offers 36 new or expanded selections, from new medieval chant examples to 21st-century works by Caroline Shaw and Thomas Adès. Recordings of each work are available for streaming and download.

  • Cutting-edge scholarship made accessible for undergraduates: Expert reviewers pored over every chapter to provide detailed recommendations for the revision. Peter Burkholder carefully sifted through these reviews, adapting and integrating suggestions to fit within his clear narrative – always mindful that he is addressing undergraduate readers. Every chapter in the book reflects this process in ways both great and small.

J. Peter Burkholder
Donald Jay Grout
Claude V. Palisca

1. Music in Antiquity
2. The Christian Church in the First Millennium
3. Roman Liturgy and Chant
4. Song and Dance Music to 1300
5. Polyphony through the Thirteenth Century
6. New Developments in the Fourteenth Century

7. Music and the Renaissance
8. England and Burgundy in the Fifteenth Century
9. Franco-Flemish Composers, 1450–1520
10. Madrigal and Secular Song in the Sixteenth Century
11. Sacred Music in the Era of the Reformation

12 The Rise of Instrumental Music

13. New Styles in the Seventeenth Century
14. The Invention of Opera
15. Music for Chamber and Church in the Early Seventeenth Century
16. France, England, Spain, and the New World in the Seventeenth Century
17. Italy and Germany in the Late Seventh Century

18. The Early Eighteenth Century in Italy and France
19. German Composers of the Late Baroque
20. Musical Taste and Style in the Enlightenment
21. Opera and Vocal Music in the Early Classic Period
22. Instrumental Music: Sonata, Symphony, and Concerto
23. Classical Music in the Late Eighteenth Century

24. Revolution and Change
25. The Romantic Generation: Song and Piano Music
26. Romanticism in Classic Forms: Orchestral, Chamber, and Choral Music
27. Romantic Opera and Musical Theater to Midcentury
28. Opera and Musical Theater in the Later Nineteenth Century
29. Late Romanticism in Germany and Austria
30. Diverging Traditions in the Later Nineteenth Century

31. The Early Twentieth Century: Vernacular Music
32. The Early Twentieth Century: The Classical Tradition
33. Radical Modernists
34. Between the World Wars: Jazz and Popular Music
35. Between the World Wars: The Classical Tradition
36. Postwar Crosscurrents
37. Postwar Heirs to the Classical Tradition
38. The End of the Millennium
39. Music in the Twenty-First Century

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