A History of Music (1830)

January 1830
8 line illustrations
422 pages
15.6x10.2 cm
Classic Texts in Music Education
ISBN: 9780863141126
Format: Hardback
Boethius Press
BIC AV
BISAC MUS020000

A History of Music (1830)

William Cooke Stafford, Bernarr Rainbow

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Hardback
9780863141126
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A pioneering C19th history of music with an unusual emphasis on ancient and contemporary exotic music.
Most music histories published in Britain during the nineteenth century amounted to little more than severely compressed and simplified versions of Burney's and Hawkins's mammoth treatises. Stafford's Historywas an exception to the rule. The emphasis placed there on both ancient and contemporary exotic music makes it a pioneer document in the literature of ethnomusicology. The text has been enlarged by three per cent for ease in reading.

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