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Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: For Dummies
|Publication Date: 2015|
Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1,000 Greatest WorksPhil GouldingRandom House / 1995 / Trade Paperback$19.80 Retail:
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Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny,easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras,concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widelyconsidered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and thisinformative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewardingit can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, howMozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music isactually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll beintroduced to the composers and their work, and discover thegroundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they'replayed. Begin building your classical music library with theessential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operaticbeauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians thatbring the composers to life.
Whether you want to play classical music or just learn moreabout it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach youeverything you need to know to get the most out of thisincreasingly popular genre.
- Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpetfrom trombone
- Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, andmasses
- Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it
- Discover the recordings your music library cannot bewithout
Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream —if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better timeto develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, andvaried body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays thegroundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music canbe.
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