11 July 2014

New e-Resource - Oxford History of Western Music

 Erudite, engaging, and suffused throughout with a mixture of brilliance and delirium...staggering, brilliant, opinionated... Washington Post 

“Taruskin has written a critical, subjective history in which he examines the influence of key figures, works, and musical ideas against the backdrop of world affairs and cultural history. Berkeleyan 

... just two of the many excellent reviews of the Oxford History of Western Music, the Library's most recent permanent-access e-resource purchase.

The Oxford History of Western Music offers an unmatched narrative account of the evolution of Western classical music by Richard Taruskin, one of the most prominent contemporary musicologists.  It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the rich and diverse tradition of Western music. 
  • read and search the full text with notes, bibliographies and further readings for all 69 chapters
  • browse across centuries of musical invention and European intellectual history, from the invention of musical notation to the late 20th Century
  • access over 500 illustrations and 1,800 musical examples
  • connect to relevant entries in Grove Music Online 
  • link to further reading lists with which link to more information
  • personalise by saving searches and sharing the results via social networking sites
  • export to ProCite, Endnote, Reference Manage, RefWorks and Zotero
"... Laced with brilliant observations, memorable musical analyses, and a panoramic sense of the interaction between history, culture, politics, art, literature, religion, and music"

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