The Oxford History of Western Music

Gibbs, Christopher; Taruskin, Richard; Taruskin, Richard;gibbs, Christopher H.

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Synopsis: 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; through an access code card included with the purchase of a new text, students will also gain free 18-month access to Oxford Music Online, including Grove's Dictionary of Music

--- 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

About the Author:
Richard Taruskin is Class of 1955 Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. He is coeditor (with Piero Weiss) of Music in the Western World: A History in Documents (Second Edition, 2007), as well as the author of Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions: A Biography of the Works Through Mavra (1996) and Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance (OUP, 1995).

Christopher H. Gibbs is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College, Co-Artistic Director of the Bard Music Festival, and Associate Editor of The Musical Quarterly. He edited The Cambridge Companion to Schubert (1997), coedited Franz Liszt and His World (2006), and is the author of The Life of Schubert (2000). Gibbs is a recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and was a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. Since 2000, Gibbs has served as program annotator and consulting musicologist for The Philadelphia Orchestra, where he frequently gives lectures. Gibbs also gives lectures at other orchestras, Carnegie Hall, "Great Performers" at Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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