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Classical music 101 : a complete guide to learning and loving classical music

Author: Fred Plotkin
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a guide to classical music explaining how readers can become expert listeners, exploring more than one thousand years of music by master composers, and considers the contributions of top classic performers.
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Genre/Form: Music
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Plotkin
ISBN: 0786886277 9780786886272
OCLC Number: 49902768
Description: xiii, 673 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. First hearing: developing your listening skills --
2. Making music --
3. Some thoughts on the recordings used in classical music 101 --
4. The voices of the orchestra --
5. Colors and pictures: more thoughts about listening --
6. Second hearing: Beethoven's seventh symphony --
7. Theory, and practice --
8. The symphony --
9. Attending a live performance --
10. The piano --
11. The violin --
12. Stringing along: music for viola, cello, and double bass --
13. The woodwinds --
14. The brass family --
15. The percussion: bells, whistles, thunder, and a beating heart --
16. Early music: from these roots --
17. The singer's art: lieder and vocal music --
18. Lift every voice: music with chorus --
19. Feeling music: Gustav Mahler's symphony no. 2 --
20. Mount Olympus and Elysian Fields: Beethoven's ninth symphony --
21. Coda: some final notes 529.
Responsibility: Fred Plotkin.

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Presents a guide to classical music explaining how readers can become expert listeners, exploring more than one thousand years of music by master composers, and considers the contributions of top classic performers.

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