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Source Readings in Music History by Oliver Strunk

Source Readings in Music History by Oliver Strunk

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Source Readings in Music History

From Classical Antiquity through the Romantic Era

Selected and Annotated by Oliver Strunk

W. W. Norton & Company, 1950, [First Edition], hardcover

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and  corners, ex-library with stamp inside front cover, title page, fore edges and back endpapers, sticker to back endpapers (See photographs)

“This book began as an attempt to carry out a suggestion made in 1929 by Carl Engel in his Views and Reviews – to fulfil his wish for ‘a living record of musical personalities, events, conditions, tastes… a history of music faithfully and entirely carved from contemporary accounts.’  It owes something, too, to the well-known compilations of Kinsky and Schering and rather more, perhaps, to Andrea della Corte’s Antologia della storia della musica and to an evaluation of this, its first model, by Alfred Einstein.”

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