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The Classical Music Book : Big Ideas Simply Explained -  DK

The Classical Music Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained

By: DK

Hardcover Published: 3rd September 2018
ISBN: 9780241301975
Number Of Pages: 352

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The unique approach to the subject makes this book the perfect classical music guide for everyone.

From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography is the perfect latest addition to the bestselling Big Ideas series.

Easy to understand and clear to follow, this history of classical music explores and explains music theory and the impact of seminal pieces, while also providing fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.

The Classical Music Book analyses over 90 works by famous composers from Thomas Tallis in the early period to baroque masters like Bach and Handel to the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner and beyond to the modern day in order to explore the key ideas underpinning the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject and want to learn or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover in The Classical Music Book.

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It really is a fantastic book * Steve Wright BBC Radio 2 *
If you enjoy classical music and want to know more, "The Classical Music Book" is for you. * People's Friend *

ISBN: 9780241301975
ISBN-10: 0241301971
Series: Big Ideas
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd September 2018
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 20.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 1

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