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Music in Western Civilization, Media Update

Music in Western Civilization, Media Update
Author: Craig Wright - Bryan R. Simms
ISBN 13: 9780495573319
ISBN 10: 495573310
Edition: 1
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 2009-02-27
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 912
List Price: $185.95

Presenting music in its cultural context in a way that is clear and easy to understand, MUSIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, MEDIA UPDATE offers detailed discussions of 224 works of music, covering all the major musical styles, genres, and composers in 83 brief yet intriguing chapters. The book places music in the context of the politics, personalities, arts, and humanities of each period of Western history. The importance of the cultural setting of many composers and genres is evidenced by such chapters as "Rich