The Concise Oxford History of Music (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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The Concise Oxford History of Music, written by one of the world's most respected musicologists, remains the one-volume history for anyone seriously interested in the subject. This comprehensive work covers the whole history of music by genre from its first recorded emergence in Egypt to the death of Stravinsky.

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Gerald Abraham is author of fourteen books on musical subjects and is General Editor of The New Oxford History of Music.

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`an illuminating and comprehensive mine of information'
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`Abraham's superbly taut writing style allows him to incorporate much detail without seeming to stifle his narrative.' Classical Music Weekly

`provides all the answers clearly, sharply, authoritatively' Guardian

`We need comprehensive books for students and the "intelligent layman". Gerald Abraham courageously tackles this prohibitive task, and his courage is matched by his encyclopedic knowledge of music and its literature, by his imagination, and above all, by his willingness to proceed
unconventionally,' Notes

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