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A Complete History of Music
by W. J. Baltzell - Theodore Presser co , 1908
Emphasis is laid on the work of the men who developed music, on the influences which shaped their careers and the permanent value of their contributions to music. Reference is made to representative compositions by classical and modern composers ...
Theft! A History of Music
by James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins, Keith Aoki - Duke University , 2017
This comic lays out 2000 years of musical history. A neglected part of musical history. Again and again there have been attempts to police music; to restrict borrowing and cultural cross-fertilization. But music builds on itself.
Jazz: A Short History
by Michael Morangelli - The Reel Score , 1999
This series of articles for JazzFriends will hopefully offer a perspective on Jazz in a historical and cultural context -- and I hope spark some discussion pro and con related to the themes covered in each. Michael Morangelli, Composer.
A History of Music
by John Frederick Rowbotham - Trübner & co. , 1885
From the table of contents: Prehistoric music; The music of the elder civilizations and the music of the Greeks; The decline of paganism and the dark ages; The middle ages, the Arabians, and troubadours. First published in 1885.
Five Centuries Of Keyboard Music
by John Gillespie - Dover Publications , 1972
John Gillespie has written an invaluable resource for anyone interested in solo keyboard music. There are brief biographies of the most important composers, and the author's recommendations of each composer's best solo keyboard works.
American Popular Music
by Larry Starr, Christopher Waterman - Oxford University Press , 2006
This book is a kaleidoscopic mélange of styles and dreams. Its vibrancy reflects the mating of cultural diversity to artistic freedom. The stories in this book illustrate how Americans have contributed to humanity’s universal language.
A General History of Music
by Charles Burney - Harcourt, Brace and Co , 1789
Burney's General History of Music is not a period History it is a General History, and it is an intensely personal one. The age of Burney was an age of frank speaking, and he often uses so-called savage and harsh strictures.