The Timid Soul's Guide To Classical Music

The Timid Soul's Guide To Classical Music

by James Reel, Tammie Graves
     
 

Classical music can make a strong impression on you even if you don't understand the techniques behind it. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 has brought tears to the eyes of people who don't know the first thing about harmony and can't tell an oboe from a clarinet.
But the more you know about how classical music is put together, and the greater familiarity you develop…  See more details below

Overview

Classical music can make a strong impression on you even if you don't understand the techniques behind it. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 has brought tears to the eyes of people who don't know the first thing about harmony and can't tell an oboe from a clarinet.
But the more you know about how classical music is put together, and the greater familiarity you develop with a particular composer's background and artistic environment, the more you understand it. That leads you into a deeper and deeper appreciation of something that at first you can only describe as "pretty" — or "too long."
This book, drawn from articles published in The Arizona Daily Star in 1991 and 1992, can help you understand and appreciate classical music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148190691
Publisher:
Arizona Daily Star
Publication date:
02/05/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
139 KB

Meet the Author

James Reel is the classical music director and weekday morning announcer for Arizona Public Media’s KUAT-FM. He also serves as executive director of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. He is a former arts and entertainment editor and classical music critic for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Arizona.

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