The Complete Classical Music Guide

Author: DK
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140937596X
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An essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in The Complete Classical Music Guide. Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble, this is essential reading for every lover of classical music. Be inspired by the composers who have shaped the musical landscape over a millennia from the earliest music, through the Baroque and Romantic eras and right up to the modern classical music of today. Presented in a beautiful glossy slipcase in the shape of a grand piano, The Complete Classical Music Guide will hit the right note with any classical music fan. All content previously published in Eyewitness Companions: Classical Music.

The Essential Canon Of Classical Music

Author: David Dubal
Editor: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466807261
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The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.

The Joy Of Classical Music

Author: Joan Kennedy
Editor: Main Street Books
ISBN: 0307786102
Size: 14,90 MB
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Who’s Afraid of Classical Music? For years Joan Kennedy, at home, on the campaign trail, and in concert, has shared her love of classical music with adults and children. Now she uses her experience as a teacher and musician to show how you and your family can make music an enriching part of your lives. In this easy-to-understand and reassuring guide, Joan Kennedy explains: • How to start listening to classical music and enjoying what you hear—with a minimum of effort and expense • Creative, fun ways to bring music to your children—both at home and in school • All you and your family will need to enjoy a musical performance: a brief history of classical music, a user-friendly guide to concert rituals, and advice on how to bring your children to concerts—choosing the performances they will enjoy and making sure they get the most out of the experience Also: a glossary of musical terms • lists of the most popular classical pieces and Joan Kennedy’s personal favorites • a guide to further reading • sixteen pages of photographs • foreword by John Williams, former conducter of the Boston Pops and Academy Award–winning composer of the classic film scores for Star Wars, E.T., and Schindler’s List.

The Story Of The Orchestra

Author: Robert Levine
Editor: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579121488
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Describes the orchestra and includes information on composers, instruments, and the conductor.

For The Love Of Classical Music

Author: John Mauceri
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1984899597
Size: 16,74 MB
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A Vintage Shorts Original Selection In an illuminating and probing conversation with renowned actor, producer, comedian and philanthropist Alec Baldwin, John Mauceri reflects on the enduring appeal of classical music, how he learned to lead an orchestra, his upbringing and how he became the acclaimed conductor and musical director he is today. Covering such varied topics like the personal and cultural significance of different composers’ pieces and the singular experience of hearing music performed live, this intimate and inviting dialogue opens a window onto the extraordinary mind of a masterful conductor and an illustrious devotee of life on the stage. An ebook short.

The History Of Classical Music

Author: Stuart A. Kallen
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1420509446
Size: 11,41 MB
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This volume covers the history of classic music with individual chapters on its medieval and renaissance roots, the baroque era, classical period, romantic era, modern era, and classical music in the new millennium. Informative sidebars, numerous quotations from authoritative sources, annotated bibliographies, and a complete index make this volume a valuable research tool for students.

The Story Of Naxos

Author: Nicolas Soames
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748131108
Size: 20,54 MB
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In 1987, a budget classical record label was started in Hong Kong by Klaus Heymann, a German businessman who loved classical music. Swiftly, it gained a world wide reputation for reliable new digital recordings of the classics at a remarkably low price. Despite opposition from the classical record establishment, it grew at a remarkable pace, and soon expanded into opera, early music, contemporary music and specialist repertoire so that it became appreciated by specialist collectors as well as the general music lover. It is now the leading provider of classical music and as an innovator in digital delivery. At the heart of Naxos is one man: Klaus Heymann. The combination of his broad knowledge of classical music and his acute business acumen has enabled him to build the most varied classical music label in the world, but also the most effective distribution network to ensure that his recordings are available everywhere. This fascinating story explains how it happened, how a one-time tennis coach in Frankfurt became a classical recording mogul in Hong Kong and how, at the age of 75, he still holds the reins as firmly as ever.

A History Of American Classical Music

Author: Barrymore Laurence Scherer
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402210671
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Traces the history of American classical music from colonial times to the present and includes eighteen pieces by such greats as Stephen Foster, John Philip Sousa, and George Gershwin on the accompanying CD.

The Daily Book Of Classical Music

Author: Leslie Chew
Editor: Walter Foster Pub
ISBN: 160058201X
Size: 16,84 MB
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"365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain"--Cover.

The Story Of Music

Author: Howard Goodall
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448130867
Size: 14,53 MB
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*** Accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3 *** In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation – harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording, broadcasting – strikes us with its original force. He focuses on what changed when and why, picking out the discoveries that revolutionised man-made sound and bringing to life musical visionaries from the little-known Pérotin to the colossus of Wagner. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant and what all post-war pop songs have in common.