xiv, 592 p. : ill. (incl. facsims., music), mounted col. plates, mounted col. port., diagrs. ; 30 cm.
Music--History and criticism.
Music History; Music Criticism; France
ML 160 .D78
Dufourcq, Norbert. La musique des origines à nos jours. Paris: Larousse, 1946.
Intended to give an overview of the history of music from its origins to modern day to the masses.
Includes information first on the art of singing and the voice and basic musical instruments. Then it expounds on the different time periods throughout history, starting with antiquity, then followed by the Occidental world, the two Renaissances, classicism of the XVIIe and XVIIIe centuries, romanticism, contemporary, music outside of Europe (including Turkey, China, Japan, India, Africa, America, and Jazz), and the esthetics of music.
Chapters are listed primarily in chronological order; after it reaches contemporary music it proceeds to have chapters according to topic. Each chapter consists of subsections dedicated to more specific musical styles, people, and locations.