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.
The Timid Soul's Guide To Classical Musicby James Reel
But the more you know about how classical music is put together, and the greater familiarity you develop
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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.
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