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The Oxford History of Western Music
online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. Since its original publication in print Taruskin’s landmark study has received universal acclaim and numerous awards.

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“Most of the news in classical music takes place on stage or on disc. But at the moment, one of the biggest stories (in more ways than one) is taking place on the printed page.”

The New York Times

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

Washington Post


“Readers will profit from his sharp analysis and unabashed opinions... Taruskin has succeeded in writing a stimulating overview of Western society, setting a standard that will not be surpassed for a very long time...”

Library Journal

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