Burbank, Richard. Twentieth Century Music. New York: Facts on File, 1984.
A twentieth-century chronology of facts, thoughts, and ideas about music.
Includes significant events in art music from 1900-1979. Covers opera, dance, instrumental, and vocal music. Does not cover popular music or non-western music.
Begins with an introductory essay on 20th-century music by Nicolas Slonimsky. In the chronicle, each year (1900-1979) consists of five sections: 1- Opera, 2- Dance, 3- Instrumental and Vocal Music, 4- Births, Deaths, and Debuts, 5- Related Events. The first three sections mostly report first performances. Individual events within each section are listed in chronological order, and generally include a short paragraph describing the event's significance and context. Includes a bibliography and a general index.
Includes photographs of many composers and performers.
Peggie, Andrew. British Journal of Music Education 2 (March 1985): 111-13.