Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 November 1999

648 Pages | 120 music examples & 17 halftones

ISBN: 9780198162889

Bookseller Code (06)

The Oxford History of English Music

Volume II: c.1715 to the Present Day

John Caldwell

A Clarendon Press Publication

  • A classic and authoritative single-author survey of English music
  • Author is respected editor of music
  • Reviews of Volume 1 include:
  • 'His ability to absorb, to generalize, and to select representative examples for discussion is everywhere apparent in this volume. There are few aspects of English music before 1715 for which this book will not provide a reliable summary and a guide to further learning.' Notes
  • 'We wait with the liveliest expectancy for the second instalment of this munificent, music-loving book.' Times Literary Supplement
  • 'Caldwell's work is beautifully written and produced, discusses the music sensibly and comprehensively, and provides an excellent guide to the main authorities and editions for the period.' Early Music
  • '...highly recommended as a comprehensive, current and highly readable account of the development of English music.' Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Journal
  • '...far surpasses any existing book.' Nicholas Temperley
  • Cloth has sold 1335 copies since publication (11/91).

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