EACH CHAPTER BEGINS WITH A TIMELINE AND ENDS WITH A SUMMARY, STUDY QUESTIONS, AND A LIST OF KEY TERMS; NOTES; FOR FURTHER READING; GLOSSARY; INDEX
Richard Taruskin is Class of 1955 Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. He is coeditor (with Piero Weiss) of Music in the Western World: A History in Documents (Second Edition, 2007), as well as the author of Stravinsky and the Russian Traditions: A Biography of the Works Through Mavra (1996) and Text and Act: Essays on Music and Performance (OUP, 1995). Christopher H. Gibbs is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College, Co-Artistic Director of the Bard Music Festival, and Associate Editor of The Music Quarterly. Gibbs is a recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and was a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies. Since 2000, Gibbs has served as program annotator and consulting musicologist for The Philadelphia Orchestra, where he frequently gives lectures.
The description is commendably clear, well-written and wide-ranging in its references, placing works and events within their global cultural, social, and political contexts ... A milestone in the publication of music reference books. * John Robert Brown, Classical Music *