The Oxford History of Western Music: College Edition by Richard Taruskin

The Oxford History of Western Music: College Edition

Book Title: The Oxford History of Western Music: College Edition

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195097629

Author: Richard Taruskin


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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.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES


· 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 (www.oup.com/us/taruskin) 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 Klára Móricz 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 Klára Móricz 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