From Edna Susman
Author: J. Peter Burkholder
Title: A history of western music
In 1960, Donald Jay Grout wrote the first edition of this one-volume standard history of music. It is now in its ninth edition and still serves as the THE definitive English-language general history of Western music used in colleges and universities. Since Grout’s death in 1987, the work has been co-written by Claude Palisca and J. Peter Burkholder. With this revision, we find new repertoire, new information on performance careers and practice, updated timelines and more. Chapters are organized chronologically and include the social and historical context, styles, key composers, genres, and works of each period.