The Music History Handbook is an A4-size, 308‑page hardback in full colour, forming an ideal introduction to the history of western music. It contains more than 250 illustrations, 238 music examples and over 550 links to freely available recordings of key works. Technical terms are explained in simple language and the book includes a comprehensive index.
There are clear explanations of musical styles and structures, with individual studies of all the principal composers. Special attention is paid to the contribution of women composers and a final chapter traces the history of traditional and folk music from the middle ages, through the creation of commercial popular music at the end of the 19th century, to the development of rock.
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