This book traces not only how main stream music has developed but also to some extent the underlying development. the growth of art does not take place in a vacuum; it is inevitably affected by many external factors and these cannot be overlooked or underestimated. A book of this length can be no more than a bare outline and much of interest has had to be omitted to keep to the main line of development. This book is not a history of composers and their works but is a record of how music grew and the development of styles and forms.
hardback – no dust jacket – slight fading to blue cloth cover – inscription on inside cover and some discolouration of inside back cover – otherwise in good condition for its age.