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Discover Music of the Romantic Era
     

Discover Music of the Romantic Era

by David McCleery
 

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Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the nineteenth century produced many of the world's best-loved composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky are just some of the many familiar names whose music was shaped by the events of the period: Discover Music of the Romantic Era charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times.

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Amidst a background of wars and revolution, the nineteenth century produced many of the world's best-loved composers. Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Tchaikovsky are just some of the many familiar names whose music was shaped by the events of the period: Discover Music of the Romantic Era charts the course of music through these turbulent but exhilarating times. Light-hearted but authoritative, it tells the fascinating, often scandalous, life-stories of the nineteenth century's greatest composers and describes how they created musical history.

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Library Journal
Author McCleery here discusses characteristics of the music of the Romantic era, providing biographical notes about key composers and describing the cultural milieu in which each one worked. Twenty musical tracks totaling two hours and drawn from Naxos's extensive archive of classical recordings accompany the spoken text. Liner notes include performance details for each of the tracks and a summary of the spoken content. Jeremy Siepmann, who has written and narrated the entire "Life and Works" series for Naxos, reads, his clear and precise delivery enhancing the narrative. Excellent as an introduction to Romantic music or as a refresher. [Also in this series: Discover Music of the Baroque Era.—Ed.]—Nann Blaine Hilyard, Zion-Benton P.L., IL

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ISBN-13:
9781843792673
Publisher:
Naxos Of America
Publication date:
07/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
72 MB
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