The Curtain Goes Up

in Music from the Earliest Notations to the Sixteenth Century

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Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195384819
Published online July 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199773572
The Curtain Goes Up

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Our story begins, as it must, in the middle of things. The beginning of music writing in the West—which not only made history possible, but in large part determined its course—coincided with no musical event. Still less did it mark the origin of music, or of any musical repertory.

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Subjects: Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800)

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