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Classical Music (Visual Reference Guides Series)

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by John Burrows, Charles Wiffen
     
 
Explore and enjoy 1,000 years of classical music with Visual Reference Guides: Classical Music. Examine the lives and work of the greats—from Mozart to Cage with detailed profiles and eye-catching photographs and discover more about the finest music ever composed, from medieval chants to contemporary symphonies. This guide is the perfect addition to any

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Explore and enjoy 1,000 years of classical music with Visual Reference Guides: Classical Music. Examine the lives and work of the greats—from Mozart to Cage with detailed profiles and eye-catching photographs and discover more about the finest music ever composed, from medieval chants to contemporary symphonies. This guide is the perfect addition to any classical music enthusiast's library!

General editor, John Burrows, OBE, is a concert promoter and organizer who has worked with many of the world's leading orchestras and artists including Luciano Pavarotti, Leonard Bernstein, Yehudi Menuhin, Andre Previn, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis. He was creator of the Capital Radio Music Festivals between 1982 and 1995, Director of the Classic FM Summer Music Festival in 1997 and 1998, and is an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music, London, England. John has used his extensive contacts to establish an authoritative board of consultants and contributors to create this valuable work of reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435121270
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Visual Reference Guides Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Classical Music (Visual Reference Guides Series) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good resource for composer information and bio. Really detailed and goes back into the 12th century.
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martunes More than 1 year ago
This book is a great way to get an overview of classical music and an better understanding of the writers and the instruments that the pieces were written in mind with.
Not_A_phD More than 1 year ago
This book is an essential addition to the library of the novice music aficionado. John Burrows offers an engaging overview of the elements of music construction, and the instrumental composition of a standard orchestra, prior to launching into a comprehensive discussion of the four musical eras. His discussion of the individual artists of each era is somewhat superficial, but this is to be expected given the expansive scope that is undertaken. Thus, the source of the sole weakness of this book also proves to be its greatest strength. This book's true value is in informing the budding appreciator of classical music of its vast range, and to provide a small taste of the lives of the composers, their motivations, and inspirations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago