The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time

The 100 Most Influential Musicians of All Time

by Gini Gorlinski, Hope Lourie Killcoyne
     
 

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Tina Frolund
Concise biographies introduce young readers to influential men and women in various disciplines. Each entry includes personal information as well as a succinct run-down of notable career moments, major works, or contributions to the field. Entries are straightforward, factual, and brief—about two to four pages. The volumes include personalities from many areas within each discipline; entries are arranged chronologically, and many international figures are included. The Musicians volume includes composers like Brahms and Debussy, performers like Madonna and Frank Sinatra, groups such as the Carter Family and U2, opera stars like Placido Domingo and Maria Callas, and international figures Antonio Jobim and Umm Kulthum. This is an excellent series full of reliable information and useful for quick reference, brief introductory biographies, or an overview of each larger subject area. Other volumes in this series cover influential philosophers, painters and sculptors, writers, inventors, women, and world leaders. YA readers will find these books a good starting place but will need to move on to other sources for greater detail. More illustrations and more extensive further reading lists would have made this series even better. Reviewer: Tina Frolund

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615300068
Publisher:
Britannica Educational Publishing
Publication date:
12/20/2009
Series:
Britannica Guide to the World's Most Influential People Series
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >