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The Complete Classical Music Guide

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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.

All Music Guide to Classical Music

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Offering comprehensive coverage of classical music, this guide surveys more than eleven thousand albums and presents biographies of five hundred composers and eight hundred performers, as well as twenty-three essays on forms, eras, and genres of classical music. Original.

Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Music

Author : Robert Sherman
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Explains how to recognize musical pieces and distinguish composers, with tips on how to listen to classical music and identify instruments, and recommendations for building a compact disc collection

Classical Music

Author : Duncan Clark
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Sketches of classical composers and CD reviews.

The Complete Book of Classical Music

Author : David Ewen
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A musical compendium containing biographies of over 100 composers, including many before the age of J S Bach, and an analysis of over a thousand of their compositions in all branches of music. It provides historical perspective, featuring composers in a chronological order, beginning with Guillaume de Machaut and ending with Richard Strauss.

Classical Music Without Fear

Author : Marianne Williams Tobias
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An accessible introduction to classical music for general readers seeks to demonstrate its relevance to today's listeners, providing lively historical commentary, tips for attending concerts, coverage of standard concert works, and a glossary of terms. Simultaneous. (Performing Arts)

The Vintage Guide to Classical Music

Author : Jan Swafford
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Surveys the history of Western classical music, offers brief profiles of influential composers from Vivaldi to John Cage, and discusses important compositions and periods

Classical Music 101

Author : Fred Plotkin
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A Paperback Original. The author who has taught tens of thousands of people to love opera now introduces readers to the rich and soul-stirring world of classical music. For anyone who is aching to discover classical music, this comprehensive and accessible book is the ideal teacher. Writing in the clear and highly entertaining prose that made Opera 101 the standard text in its field, Fred Plotkin -- music expert, teacher, lecturer, and famous author -- presents classical music in a way that respects both the reader and the art form. In Classical Music 101: --The reader will discover how to become an expert listener, which is essential for learning to love classical music. --A thousand years of music are explored, with emphasis on great works in all styles. Significant composers will be profiled in depth, including Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, and many more. --Important musicians, such as pianist Emanuel Ax, singer Marilyn Horne, and conductor James Levine, speak about their art in interviews. Classical Music 101, the newest addition to a highly successful series intended for readers who don't consider themselves dummies or idiots, will help the person drawn to the finer things in life (and readers who don't know how to approach them) discover the glories of music.

Classical Music

Author : Phil G. Goulding
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MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata? Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn't. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon--so he decided to write the book he couldn't find. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each. * Further great works of each composer--if you really like him * Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods * A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra "This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads." --The Washington Post "One terrific music appreciation book...The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding's writing style is breezy yet mature....[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service." --The Arizona Daily Star

The Rough Guide to Classical Music

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This expanded and completely revised fourth edition is a unique handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to current leading lights such as Thomas Adès and Kaija Saariaho. There are concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. Topics such as the influence of jazz, notation, conducting, the madrigal, and why Stradivarius made such great violins are covered fully in feature boxes. The Rough Guide has been praised for its mix of well-known composers with more obscure, but interesting, figures (like Antoine Brumel and Barbara Strozzi), and for the way it takes contemporary music seriously.

Classical Music

Author : Julian Johnson
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Pick up where Classic FM leaves off What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? With such a rich tradition, what relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore the field, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity.

The NPR Classical Music Companion

Author : Miles Hoffman
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Explains terms used in classical music, from aria, Baroque, and cantata to vibrato, wind instruments, and zarzuela.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Classical Music

Author : Robert Sherman
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Explains how to recognize musical pieces and distinguish composers, with tips on how to listen to classical music and identify instruments, and recommendations for building a compact disc collection

The International Guide to Building a Classical Music Library

Author : Bill Parker
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In this edition Bill Parker expands and updates his previous selections and offers the consensus choices for the very. best classical recordings on compact disc. His knowledgeable comments on both new and old releases provide a valuable shortcut to those trying to sort out the relative merits of the past century of recording art. For the first time, this edition includes international record numbers for those collectors who prefer imported editions. With each musical period prefaced by a brief history, this edition truly becomes an indispensable reference guide for any new and curious collector.

Richard Baker s Companion to Music

Author : Richard Baker
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In alphabetical order describes both great and lesser-known composers, instruments, musical styles and movements, and musical terms.

The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2011

Author : James Jolly
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The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2011 is the essential guide for music lovers collecting their music on CD, DVD or as a download, drawing on Gramophone magazine's 85-year experience of reviewing classical music on record.Whether you're just dipping a toe into the huge, but rewarding, world of classical music, or already have a substantial collection, The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2011 is an invaluable companion.

The NPR Curious Listener s Guide to Classical Music

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Provides a concise history of classical music, along with entries on the major composers, influential performers, landmark works, and a listing of the fifty-five essential classical CDs.

Classical Music Unbuttoned

Author : Fred Plotkin
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Written for anyone who wishes to better understand classical music, thisomprehensive and accessible guide is based on the fundamental principle thateveloping the skills to truly listen (rather than merely hear) is essentialo the proper appreciation of this art form. And whereas encyclopaediceference books may baffle the beginner with sheer volume of information onffer, "The Art of Listening" provides a more personal approach - a collegeourse in book form led by an inspiring tutor.;In clear prose, music expertred Plotkin explores a thousand years of music, introducing the reader toore than 100 great works and profiling in depth many significant composers.e illustrates how each piece of music possesses its own unique sound word,hich is made even more distinctive by each musician who plays it. All theajor instruments of the orchestra are described, and important musical termsre clearly defined, thus making music theory comprehensible for thenitiated. There are conversations with illustrious musicians such as pianistmanuel Ax, violinst Joshua Bell, singer Marilyn Horne and conductor James

The Classical Music Book

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Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies? The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analysed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers. Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page.

The Gramophone Classical Music Guide 2012

Author : James Jolly
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Provides reviews of over three thousand recommended classical recordings available on CD, on DVD, and online, organized by composer or performer, and offers an overview of the history of classical music.