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The making of music : a journey with notes

Author: James Naughtie
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Music is the soundtrack to our lives. It entertains and gives private solace and inspiration, and it also tells the story of our past. Entwined with our history are the sounds that were the symbols  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Naughtie, James, 1951-
Making of music.
London : John Murray, 2007
(OCoLC)635455565
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Naughtie
ISBN: 9780719562549 0719562546
OCLC Number: 137313236
Description: xi, 388 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Thursday Nights --
2. Beginnings: Monks, Troubadours and Burgundians --
3. Renaissance: Florence, Trent and the First Opera --
4. Seventeenth-Century Journey: Venice to Paris to Cremona --
5. England: Elizabethans, Puritans and Purcell --
6. Tale of Three Cities: London, Paris and Bath --
7. J. S. Bach: 'The Immortal God of Harmony' --
8. Father and Son: Haydn and Mozart --
9. Beethoven the Revolutionary: From the Bastille to Vienna --
10. Pain and Confidence: Romantics, the Virtuosi and the Masses --
11. Viva Verdi! The Italian Love Affair with Opera --
12. Wagner the Revolutionary: The Battle for Ideas in Music --
13. Nations Everywhere: On the Neva, the Vltava and the Seine --
14. Century of Wars: Vienna, Paris and the Trenches --
15. From War to War: Leningrad, Hollywood and the Diaspora --
16. Out of the Rubble: Different Paths to Modernism --
17. Golden Age: Two Visionaries --
18. Sixties and Afterwards: Popular Culture and Confusion --
19. Survival.
Responsibility: James Naughtie.

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'Without music life would be a mistake' -- Friedrich Nietzsche 'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn' -- Charlie Parker Read more...

 
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