Discover Music of the Romantic Era

Discover Music of the Romantic Era

by David McCleery, Jeremy Siepmann
     
 

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The 'Discover' series opens the door to key areas of classical music. Through a combination of illustrative music tracks and a richly filled booklet, the exploration is both revealing and enjoyable.

Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the nineteenth century produced many of the world's best-loved composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky are

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The 'Discover' series opens the door to key areas of classical music. Through a combination of illustrative music tracks and a richly filled booklet, the exploration is both revealing and enjoyable.

Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the nineteenth century produced many of the world's best-loved composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky are just some of the many familiar names whose music was shaped by the events of period: Discover Music of the Romantic Era charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times. The 160-page booklet includes a light-hearted but authoritative essay telling the fascinating, often scandalous life-stories of the nineteenth century's greatest composers. It describes how they created musical history, and their many different styles are illustrated by two-and-a-half hours of carefully chosen music.

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Library Journal
Author McCleery here discusses characteristics of the music of the Romantic era, providing biographical notes about key composers and describing the cultural milieu in which each one worked. Twenty musical tracks totaling two hours and drawn from Naxos's extensive archive of classical recordings accompany the spoken text. Liner notes include performance details for each of the tracks and a summary of the spoken content. Jeremy Siepmann, who has written and narrated the entire "Life and Works" series for Naxos, reads, his clear and precise delivery enhancing the narrative. Excellent as an introduction to Romantic music or as a refresher. [Also in this series: Discover Music of the Baroque Era.—Ed.]—Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789626349526
Publisher:
Naxos Audiobooks Ltd.
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
Unabridged, 4 CDs, 5 hours
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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