Classical Music For Dummies
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Learn the basic core concepts of classical music with this For Dummies guide. This book offers a bullet-point overview of different styles of classical music, the history of music, classical concerts, sections of instruments, and more. 364 indexed pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: For Dummies
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 111904975X
ISBN-13: 9781119049753

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Publisher's Description

Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide toclassical music

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.

Author Bio

David Pogue studied music at Yale and has been a conductor on Broadway and worked as a columnist at the New York Times.
Scott Speck, an award-winning music director and conductor, has led symphony orchestras from coast to coast and around the world.

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