|aOxford history of western music.|n1,|pEarliest notations to the sixteenth century
|aMusic from the earliest notations to the sixteenth century /|cby Richard Taruskin.
|aNew York :|bOxford University Press,|c2010.
|axxii, 906 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|aThe Oxford history of western music ;|vv.1
|aOriginally published as: Oxford history of western music. Vol. 1, Earliest notations to the sixteenth century. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 855-864) and index.
|aThe curtain goes up -- New styles and forms -- Retheorizing music -- Music of feudalism and fin' amors -- Polyphony in practice and theory -- Notre Dame de Paris -- Music for an intellectual and political élite -- Business math, politics, and Paradise : the ars nova -- Machaut and his progeny -- "A pleasant place" : music of the trecento -- Island and mainland -- Emblems and dynasties -- Middle and low -- Josquin and the humanists -- A perfected art -- The end of perfection -- Commercial and literary music -- Reformations and counter reformations -- Pressure of radical humanism.