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Published: 12 November 2009

512 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195379884

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Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition

Third Edition

Douglass Seaton

Ideas and Styles in the Western Musical Tradition, Third Edition, explores the conceptual frameworks that have shaped musical development from antiquity to the present. In a lively narrative that prompts readers to think both critically and creatively, Douglass Seaton uses historical documents from thinkers, artists, and musicians to add rich detail to the compelling story of Western music. This brief and accessible narrative of music history features numerous works of art, literature, and music that immerse the reader in the historical and intellectual contexts of musical styles.


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