The Seven Golden Ages of Music: A Beginner's Guide to the Great Moments in Musical History

The Seven Golden Ages of Music: A Beginner's Guide to the Great Moments in Musical History

by Alan Frank
     
 
Whether you are just venturing into the wonderful world of classical music or are a seasoned aficionado, this book will prove an invaluable tool in broadening your knowledge and deepening your appreciation of every genre from symphony to opera and the smaller forms that fill the spaces in between. In an easy-to-read, concise style, you'll be immersed in the glorious

Overview

Whether you are just venturing into the wonderful world of classical music or are a seasoned aficionado, this book will prove an invaluable tool in broadening your knowledge and deepening your appreciation of every genre from symphony to opera and the smaller forms that fill the spaces in between. In an easy-to-read, concise style, you'll be immersed in the glorious ages of classical music-from the Medieval and Renaissance through the Baroque, Classic and Romantic Periods, even dipping into the uncertain Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries-and you will be able to recognize their defining characteristics. You'll come away with more than a nodding acquaintance with the lives of the great composers of each period and develop a fresh understanding of their works. Included are a Listener's List, numerous musical examples, a composer pronunciation guide and index.

Dr. Alan Frank earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio, A Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Music Education Degree from Teachers' College, Columbia University in New York City. A career educator, Dr. Frank taught music in the elementary schools of Manville, New Jersey, in the junior and senior high schools in San Diego, California, and at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh where he was chairman of the department of music. In 1995, after retiring to San Luis Obispo, California, he and his wife, Barbara, developed a successful lecture series called "Wednesday Mornings for Music and Travel." They travel extensively and share a love of photography, art and duplicate bridge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596637696
Publisher:
James A Rock & Co. Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

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