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The complete classical music guide

Author: John Burrows; Charles Wiffen; Robert Ainsley; et al
Publisher: London ; New York : DK Publishing, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First American EditionView all editions and formats
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"The essential listener's guide to more than a thousand years of Western classical music ; Explains the elements and terminology of classical music in clear and simple terms ; Discusses the music and instruments of each period, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, to developments in modern music sine 1900 ; Explores the life stories, musical styles, and most popular  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burrows; Charles Wiffen; Robert Ainsley; et al
ISBN: 9780756692568 0756692563 9781409383161 1409383164
OCLC Number: 748329729
Notes: "Based on content previously published in Eyewitness companions : Classical music"--T.p. verso.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing classical music. The elements of classical music ; Classical music instruments ; Classical music in performance --
The history of classical music. Early music (1000-1600) ; The Baroque era (1600-1750) ; The Classical era (1750-1820) ; The Romantic era (1810-1920) ; Romantic opera (1810-1920) ; National schools (1830-1950) ; Modern music (1900-present).
Responsibility: general editor, John Burrows with Charles Wiffen and contributions from Robert Ainsley ... [et al.].

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A guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music. It features colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style  Read more...

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