The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music

The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music

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Overview

For the beginner or the devotee—it's everything the classical music buff needs to know.
  • The major composers from Bach and Bartok to Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky
  • Significant performers from Maurice Andre and Leornard Bernstein to Georg Solti and Yo Yo Ma
  • The landmark works from Appalachian Spring to Don Juan
  • A concise history of classical music
  • A deconstruction of the art form
  • The language of classical music
  • Valuable resources for the Curious Listener

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440674150
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/06/2002
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 358 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tim Smith is currently the music critic for the Baltimore Sun. He has written music criticism and other articles for the Washington Post, Washington Star, The New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, Chamber Music America, and others.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Forewordix
Introductionxi
1.What Is Classical Music?1
2.The Story of Classical Music7
3.Varieties of Classical Music33
4.Classical Music Deconstructed51
5.The Composers87
6.The Performers127
7.The Music151
8.Classical Music on CD191
9.The Language of Classical Music215
Resources for Curious Listeners227
Index233

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The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Classical Music 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Borg-mx5 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed in this book. I am not sure what i expected. It is concise and if you now nothing about classical music, it could be helpful. It does give you a short idea of what to listen to and why.
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