This succinct overview of the development of Western music can help students of all levels understand the evolution of musical styles. Although the text is only half the size of most music histories, it is enhanced by the many cross-references to the best anthologies and recordings for further information and examples.
Provides beginning students and lay readers with an introduction to the history of Western music. This eighth edition includes expanded information on modern performers and popular music. Appendices of references of recorded examples of music facilitate the use of actual music as source material. Includes uninspiring b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)