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Textbooks and general bibliography

Music in History and Culture, 2021/22, Semester 1
Dr Matthew Pritchard
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Julian Rushton, Classical Music, a Concise History from Gluck to Beethoven (London: Thames and Hudson, 1986)    

The Cambridge History of Seventeenth-Century Music, John Butt and Tim Carter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)  

The Cambridge History of EIghteenth-Century Music, ed. Simon P. Keefe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009)  

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century Music, ed. by Jim Samson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)  

Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise (London: Fourth Estate, 2008)  

The Cambridge Companion to Pop and Rock, ed. Simon Frith (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001)  

The Cultural Study of Music: a Critical Introduction, ed. by Martin Clayton, Trevor Herbert, Richard (New York, London: Routledge, 2003)  

Nicholas Anderson, Baroque Music from Monteverdi to Handel (London, Thames and Hudson, 1994

Fredrich Blume, Classic and Romantic Music (London: Faber, 1979)

J. Peter Burkholder, Donald Jay Grout, Claude V. Palisca, A History of Western Music (New York, London: W. W. Norton, 2006).

Nicholas Cook, Music: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: OUP, 1998).

Robert Morgan, Twentieth-Century Music: a History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America (New York, London: Norton, 1991).

Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell (eds), The Revised New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London: Macmillan, 2001). Available online and in hard copy.

Oliver Strunk, ed., Source Readings in Music History, rev. ed Leo Treitler (New York, London: Norton, 1998)

Roy Shuker, Key Concepts in Popular Music (London: Routledge, 1998)

Arnold Whittall, Romantic Music: a Concise History from Schubert to Sibelius (London: Thames and Hudson, 1987)

This list was last updated on 21/09/2021