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Oxford History of Western Music is considered a landmark study on western music by prominent musicologist Richard Taruskin. It also links directly to relevant entries in Oxford Music Online. Starts with the invention of musical notation more than a thousand years ago, and moves across hundreds of years of musical invention and its interaction with culture, politics and art.
Contains an archive of music journalism including video interviews with artists, reviews of concerts and albums and covering all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present day, from Abba to Zappa. It includes articles from publications like Rolling Stone, MOJO, NME and Melody Maker, as well as major newspapers.