New Volume Co-Edited by William Cheng Published

A Cultural History of Western Music, a six-volume anthology edited by David R. M. Irving and Alexander Rehding, was published today through Bloomsbury Academic. The series, according to its publisher, presents "the first study of music in all its forms – ritual, classical, popular and commercial – from antiquity to today." With Danielle Fosler-Lussier, Professor William Cheng edited Volume 6: A Cultural History of Western Music in the Modern Age, which features chapters authored by Cheng, Fosler-Lussier, Hyun Kyong Hannah Chang, Anna Gawboy, Marysol Quevedo, Anicia Timberlake, Ellie M. Hisama, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Penny Brandt, and Rob Deemer. Like the other volumes in the series, A Cultural History of Western Music in the Modern Age examines its period (1920–present) through a set of broad themes: society, philosophy, politics, exchange between the West and the non-West, education, popular culture, performance, and technology.

A complete description of the series and a list of the contents of the volume Cheng co-edited are available here