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Music in the Nineteenth Century (The Oxford History of Western Music #3)

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The universally acclaimed and award-winning Oxford History of Western Music is the eminent musicologist Richard Taruskin's provocative, erudite telling of the story of Western music from its earliest days to the present. Each book in this superlative five-volume set illuminates-through a representative sampling of masterworks-the themes, styles, and currents that give shap ...more
Paperback, 928 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 2009)
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Bryn Hammond
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Consulted rather than read. A true history, that follows the changes of music in its social, political, ideological context. Masterly.
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In this third volume of Taruskin's incredible examination of Western Music we are treated to in-depth examinations of the post-Beethoven symphonic era, competing factions of French Grand Opera, Italian Opera, Wagnerian Music-Drama, as well as the eventual internationalization of the symphony beyond the Germanic tradition (Dvorak, Nielsen, Sibelius, Franck). As with any far-reaching history like this there will be elements, pieces, and composers that we all feel are underrepresented. While Tarusk ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Oxford History of Western Music (5 books)
  • Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century
  • Music in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
  • Music in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Music in the Late Twentieth Century

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