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Bach, Beethoven and the boys : music history as it ought to be taught

Author: David W Barber; David C Donald
Publisher: Toronto : Sound and Vision, [1996, ©1986]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th-anniversary edView all editions and formats
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A humorous overview of classical music and composers presents a mixture of fact and trivia from the early music era to today.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Humor
Named Person: Richard Wagner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David W Barber; David C Donald
ISBN: 0920151108 9780920151105
OCLC Number: 35863434
Description: vii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Getting the ball rolling. Early music --
Now we're getting somewhere. Josquin. Palestrina. Gesualdo --
A few Englishman. Byrd. Clarke. Purcell --
Going Baroque. Monteverdi. Vivaldi. Bach. Handel --
Some classic examples. Haydn. Mozart --
Those Romantic types. Beethoven. Wagner. Brahams --
Follow the leider. Schubert. Schumann --
The Russians ar coming, the Russians are coming. The mighty five. Tchaikovsky --
A ridiculously short history of opera. Opera --
The mess we're in now. Stravinsky. Schoenberg. The English county gardeners. Ives --
Where do we go from here? Cage. Coda.
Responsibility: David W. Barber ; [illustrations, Dave Donald ; preface, Anthony Burgess].

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A humorous overview of classical music and composers presents a mixture of fact and trivia from the early music era to today.

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