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Rough Guide to Classical Music

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Rough Guide to Classical Music

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This expanded and completely revised fourth edition is a unique handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to current leading lights such as Thomas Ades and Kaija Saariaho. There are concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. Topics such as the influence of jazz, notation, conducting, the madrigal, and why Stradivarius made such great violins are covered fully in feature boxes. The Rough Guide has been praised for its mix of well-known composers with more obscure, but interesting, figures (like Antoine Brumel and Barbara Strozzi), and for the way it takes contemporary music seriously.

Author Biography

Written by an experienced team of experts, drawn from the worlds of academia, music journalism and broadcasting.
Release date NZ
July 28th, 2005
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
4th Revised edition
Illustrations
Illustrations , ports.
Imprint
Rough Guides
Pages
656
Dimensions
170x234x33
ISBN-13
9781843532477
Product ID
1684534

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