CC OPINION: Excellent either for getting you started from scratch or deepening your appreciation, this in-depth guide will make going to concerts, listening to recordings, or even just talking about classical music infinitely more enjoyable. Learn how to identify the instruments in an orchestra by ear, distinguish between different styles and genres, identify various composers and their influence, and more.
Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music
Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all classical music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life.
Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre.
- Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone
- Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses
- Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it
- Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without
Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream - if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
Please note: The second edition does not come with a CD, but has instructions for listening to musical tracks online.
|Recommended in Program(s):
|Foundations, Challenge II
|Second edition, 2015
Number of pages:
|1.78 cms H x 23.62 cms L x 18.80 cms W