Newly revised and updated with outstanding ancillaries, Concise History of Western Music, Fourth Edition, is the most engaging and accessible brief survey of Western music history available. By highlighting essential information and setting musical works and genres in a memorable historical and cultural context, Concise History of Western Music provides the tools students need to succeed. Based on A History of Western Music, Eighth Edition, by J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, Concise History of Western Music offers authoritative coverage of the essential works and genres in Western music history.
Barbara Russano Hanning (Professor of Music, The City College and Graduate Center, CUNY) taught music history to undergraduate and graduate students for forty years and is the author of a book on early opera. She has served as president of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music and chaired the Music Department at City College for fifteen years.