The History of Classical Music by Richard Fawkes

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ISBN 101600837662
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This audio book was a great introduction to Classical Music history which seemed well researched, the audio excerpts a must to get the full mood of the era. I loved this so much I would like to get the hard copy book so I can make notes and refer to/5.

The set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific m. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - 3/5(1).

Instead of inspiring the population to attend classical music concerts, this book just serves to intimidate the general people and create an even large divide.

I suggest that it would a useful read only for pre-professional musicians who just want to get a brief overview of music history before attending music /5(3). 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 analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society/5(). Music of the western classical tradition spanning some 14 centuries -- from the The History of Classical Music book of Gregorian chant to the sounds of the present day -- is illustrated by musical examples.

ISBN (audiobook). The History of Classical Music is the story of over years of Western classical music and composers. THE HISTORY OF CLASSICAL MUSIC ON CDs. Download Vol. 2: 5Download Vol. 3: 2 Download Vol.

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But fear not—it's not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western classical : For Beginners. In addition to learning how better to understand (and enjoy!) classical music, The History of Classical Music For Beginners will help you will learn of some of the more interesting and sometimes comical stories behind the music and composers.

Did you know that Jean-Baptiste Lully actually died from conducting one of his own compositions. The nineteenth title in DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Classical Music Book combines accessible,This original, graphic-led book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon, and places them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context/5.

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 : 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 analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society.5/5(3).

Bigwigs of Classical Music is a fun, novice-friendly guide to the incredible history of classical music. Covering over 2, years of music history, Bigwigs of Classical Music will introduce the reader to the entire span of classical music, from the music of ancient civilizations, to the masterpieces of Bach and Beethoven, to the latest movie soundtracks.

This time line features twenty-three illustrations featuring composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern Periods of orchestral composition. Portraits of Vivaldi, Beethoven, Schubert, Clara Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Stravinski and others make up this vibrant time line.

As students cut, paste and color these detailed drawings, they will appreciate more fully 3/5(1). This book is not for the faint-hearted nor anyone who cannot read music, since it is through many examples that Van der Merwe often elucidates his brave and enlightening theories on classical.

Although we constantly mistake “classical music” for all the music written previous to the 20th century, the book shows us that music has actually radically evolved from the firsts human civilizations, the medieval era, the baroque and romantic periods to the beginnings of the 21st century; proving that “classical music” is not only a.

Richard Fawkes The History of Classical Music Read by Robert Powell unabridged. From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions.

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The Classical Period. The dates of the Classical period in Western music are generally accepted as being between about and However, the term classical music is used in a colloquial sense as a synonym for Western art music, which describes a variety of Western musical styles from the ninth century to the present, and especially from the sixteenth or seventeenth to the nineteenth.

Classical Music for Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be.

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It gives the reader a mini-biography on many composers, from the well known to some more obscure although still important figures. The reader learns a bit about the composers background, including some interesting. 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/5().

Great history, but the best book I have ever read on how to LISTEN to classical music takes a different approach. David Hurwitz’s Beethoven or Bust is a must read, because it teaches you how to listen to music in a structured and informed way, and goes way beyond the historical aspects of a work to look at structure and how it works as a.

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So best is a pretty broad claim. But if you're sort of a maverick who likes reading MASSIVE texts that will change the way you think about music, the obvious choice is the relatively recent Taruskin Oxford History of Western Music.

It's in five vo. Students and teachers alike will gain an appreciation for classical music and the men and women who created it.

Study notes, discussion prompts, hands-on activities, vocabulary words, and website links will help connect the various figures to their music and their place in history. Share this book Listen 2 weeks for free.

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions.

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Brief biographical sketches of significant composers are included. The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world\'s greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and.

The two "volume" coloring book, A Coloring Book of Great Composers, from Bellerophon Books offers information in addition to illustrations to be colored. The companion History of Classical Music Timeline is similar to others from Beautiful Feet with figures to cut out, possibly color, and affix to the enclosed : Rebecca Manor.

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‎To many people, the term “American classical music” means a handful of famous names: Gershwin, Copland, Bernstein, Sousa. But this doesn’t begin to scrape the surface of a musical heritage reaching back to colonial times.

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ClassicalNaxos, or other online sites and to listen for the characteristics given below. Middle Ages (also referred to as medieval music): Generally called the Middle Ages, this long historical era can be broken into several distinct developmental periods and falls between Classical Antiquity and the Renaissance.

Leonard Bernstein was nuanced in his belief that the nuances of classical music could be understood and appreciated by ordinary people. I have a personally read his Joy of Music, which is generally recognized to be the best of his works for your p. Instead, the book reveals this genre to be the most exciting and varied in music.

A Sound Mind is a multi-layered memoir of Morley’s shifting musical tastes, but it is also a compelling history of classical music that reveals the genre’s rich and often deviant past - and, hopefully, future.

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