Timeline: Suggested Reading List

Sep 15, 2016

Timeline is a project from VPR Classical, a service of Vermont Public Radio. It is intended to be an informative, entertaining overview of music history. This work will hopefully stir the curious on to study the subject further. Here we have provided a list of suggested reading.  It contains references and suggestions of how to go deeper.

Abbate, Carolyn and Roger Parker. A History of Opera. New York: W.W. Norton and Company Inc., 2015. Print.

Burkhart, Charles. Anthology for Musical Analysis. 6th ed., Boston: Schirmer Cengage Learning, 2005. Print.

Burkholder, J. Peter, Donald Jay Grout and Claude V. Palisca. A History of Western Music. 9th ed., New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2014. Print.

Cook, Nicholas. Music: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 200. Print.

Kostka, Stefan, Dorothy Payne and Byron Almen. Tonal Harmony: With an Introduction to Twentieth Century Music. 7th ed., Boston: McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2012. Print.

Sadie, Stanley, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 2nd ed., New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Print.

Stolba, K. Marie. The Development of Western Music: An Anthology. 2nd ed., Boston: McGraw Hill, 1994. Print.

Taruskin, Richard. Oxford History of Western Music. New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. Print.

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact us.

Timeline is an exploration into the development of Western music. Follow the Timeline on our new web app where you can hear all of the episodes in order.