5 v. : ill., (part col.) col. plates, port., facsims., geneal. table, music ; 33 cm.
Music--History and criticism.
Music History; Music Criticism; France
ML 160 .B47 H57 1961
Bernard, Robert. Histoire de la musique. Vol 1-5. Bourges: F. Nathan, 1961-71.
Intended to give a thorough overview of the history of music extending into five separate volumes.
Includes music and the history thereof starting from its origins and antiquity until the date of publication (1971). Includes the most influential styles, works, musicians, composers and strings the chronology from start to finish. Expounds on music from all every continent, minus Africa (and Antarctica).
Five different volumes. Volume 1 contains an introduction on the series and starts off with the origins of music and antiquity. It also contains information on the middle ages, the renaissance, and the XVIIe and XVIIIe centuries. Volume 2 continues onward, covering the XVIIe to XXe centuries. It also covers Czech and Slovak schools, the Hungarian school, and the French school. Volume 3 is a continuation of the XIXe and XXe centuries, focusing on the French, Belgian, Swiss, and Italian schools. Volume 4 is much the same, with information regarding the schools of Spain, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, and Estonia. It also covers music from Armenia, Turkey, Israel, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Yugoslavia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, other South American countries, and Australia, with some notes on China and Japan. Volume 5 is a dictionary of instruments, mostly used in classical music. These are listed in three different categories: strings, wind, and percussion, with instruments in alphabetical order. Following this, there is a comprehensive index for the entire collection.