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Classical Music Encyclopedia
     

Classical Music Encyclopedia

by Flame Tree Publishing
 

The Classic Music Encyclopedia traces the development of Western music from medieval ages to the modern era.  Each chapter begins with an introductio to the era, setting the music within its social, cultural, and historical context.  Personalities sections feature an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, detailing their lives and

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The Classic Music Encyclopedia traces the development of Western music from medieval ages to the modern era.  Each chapter begins with an introductio to the era, setting the music within its social, cultural, and historical context.  Personalities sections feature an A to Z of the key composers and musicians of the era, detailing their lives and major works and supplementing the information with an expert's recommended recording for each entry. Within these sections the musical greats -- from Mozart to Stravinsky -- have more extensive entries, which contain detailed biographical information outlining their lives, loves, works, and influences. The styles and forms sections discuss the origins,development, influence and impact of the many different styles of music, from the earliest notation in the Middle Ages to the minimalism of the twentieth century, while the role and development of instruments throughout each era is also extensively investigated.  Written by many of the world's leading experts in the field, the Classical Music Encyclopedia offers richly detailed, lively information on every aspect of music -- from the ancient bamboo pipes of China through the pure, sacred music of the Baroque era, to the majestic symphonies of the Romatic period to the dramatic diversity of the twentieth century.  This is the essential guide for readers of all levels with an interest in classical music. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783616190
Publisher:
Flame Tree
Publication date:
09/04/2015
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
11,564
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)

Meet the Author

Founding editor, Stanley Sadie was music critic for The Times for 17 years. He has written extensively on Mozart and Handel and has been president of the Royal Musical Association and the International Musicological Society.

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