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Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and their 1,000 Greatest Works

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Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and their 1,000 Greatest Works

by Phil G Goulding

$22.00

Quick Overview

From Bach to Mozart to Wagner, this comprehensive, opinionated, one-volume guide ranks the top 50 classical composers, provides a detailed and anecdotal look at the life of each, and analyzes five essential works of each composer. Goulding offers specific recommendations for the best CDs, concise explanations of music terms, and more.
 

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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. 656 pages

Additional Information

ISBN 9780449910429
Author Phil G Goulding
Age Group 16+
Book Type paperback

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