Baroque Music: Music in Western Europe, 1580-1750 (The Norton Introduction to Music History) (Hardcover)
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John Walter Hill’s highly anticipated text presents a broad survey of the music of Western Europe from 1580 to 1750.
This essential addition to the Norton Introduction to Music History series provides a comprehensive introduction to the music of the Baroque, incorporating discussions of culture, religion, and political history with in-depth analysis of musical compositions. The narrative is complemented by a wide range of music in both the text and the accompanying Anthology of Baroque Music; the works included reflect the innovations and great stylistic diversity of music during this dynamic period.
About the Author
John Walter Hill is a professor of musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Musicological Society from 1984 until 1986 and serves on a number of international boards and committees. He is the author of many articles and books, including The Life and Works of Francesco Maria Veracini, Vivaldi’s Ottone in villa: A Study in Musical Drama, and Roman Monody, Cantata, and Opera from the Circles around Cardinal Montalto, 2 vols.. Articles by and about Professor Hill appear in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart.