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Guided Tour

Take a Guided Tour of Oxford History of Western Music online


A dynamic online resource for students, scholars, community groups, and librarians, 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 The Oxford History of Western Music has received universal acclaim and numerous awards. Now this landmark study is available online!

Click here to start the tour (a new window will open).


The tour is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, but you can watch it in Internet Explorer without using PowerPoint. Click on the link above, and then choose Open from the dialogue box you are shown.

If your software won't show you the tour, you can download the free PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft web site.