The Vintage Guide To Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide For Understanding And Enjoying Classical Music

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The Vintage Guide to Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide for Understanding and Enjoying Classical Music

The most readable and comprehensive guide to enjoying over five hundred years of classical music -- from Gregorian chants, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky, John Cage, and beyond.

The Vintage Guide to Classical Music is a lively -- and opinionated -- musical history and an insider's key to the personalities, epochs, and genres of the Western classical tradition. Among its features:
-- chronologically arranged essays on nearly 100 composers, from Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) to Aaron Copland (1900-1990), that combine biography with detailed analyses of the major works while assessing their role in the social, cultural, and political climate of their times;
-- informative sidebars that clarify broader topics such as melody, polyphony, atonality, and the impact of the early-music movement;
-- a glossary of musical terms, from a cappella to woodwinds;
-- a step-by-step guide to building a great classical music library.

Written with wit and a clarity that both musical experts and beginners can appreciate, The Vintage Guide to Classical Music is an invaluable source-book for music lovers everywhere.

Specifications of The Vintage Guide to Classical Music: An Indispensable Guide for Understanding and Enjoying Classical Music

GENERAL
AuthorJan Swafford
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100679728058
ISBN-139780679728054
PublisherVintage
Number Of Pages624
Publication Date1992-12-15
DIMENSIONS
Height7.99 inch.
Length5.16 inch.
Width1.24 inch.
Weight1.05 pounds.

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