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The Classical Music Book

Big Ideas Simply Explained
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The Classical Music Book by DK
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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.

Author Biography

Katie Derham (spokesperson) is a presenter on BBC Radio 3 and one of the station's best known voices, having presented Afternoons on 3 and more recently taking on the mantle of drive-time programme In Tune, fronting the show on rotation with Sean Rafferty. Other Radio 3 credits include Sound of Dance on Saturday afternoons. She has also been the face of the BBC Proms since 2010 and hosts the weekly magazine show Proms Extra every Saturday on BBC2 during the season. Katie spent the first 15 years of her broadcasting career in news and current affairs, first at the BBC then as ITV's youngest ever newsreader. She also fronts television documentaries, most recently presenting The Girl from Ipanema: Brazil, Bossa Nova and the Beach for the BBC. She was the host of All Together Now: The Great Orchestra Challenge for BBC4, and Fine Tuned in 2016 and 2017, in which she discussed music with Alexander Armstrong alongside exclusive performances from his latest album. In 2015 Katie was a finalist on Strictly Come Dancing, and also won the Christmas Special in 2017.
Release date NZ
September 3rd, 2018
Author
Contributor
  • Foreword by Katie Derham
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
DK
Pages
352
Dimensions
202x240x25
ISBN-13
9780241301975
Product ID
27583651

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