The Usborne Story of Musicby Eileen O'Brien, Emma Danes (Editor), Caroline Hooper (Editor)
A fascinating intro. to music, from prehistoric times to the present day. Detailed info. traces the development of instruments, styles & techniques, showing how they have changed over the centuries. Musical forms are clearly explained, while beautiful illustrations & photos help to set the styles in context. Plenty of suggestions for music to listen to, this book makes an enjoyable intro. to the world of music for children. Chapters: music in ancient times, medieval, renaissance, baroque & classical music, the orchestra, romantic music, opera, music & dance, blues, jazz, music in the 20th cent., pop music, music in the Middle East, Africa, & the Far East.
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