What is music history?
– History with a particular perspective
– The story of the development of musical ideas and work
– Not progress to something better – moves back and forth
– Culmination of the work of thousands of artists.
– The foundation of every performance
– The groundwork for the future of music
Why study music history?
– Performances that are true or developed from the era that it was created in
– Have a greater understanding of the general time period
– * To gain understanding about music's power in society