Authors & Events
Aug 11, 2020
| ISBN 9781465494375
Aug 11, 2020
| ISBN 9780744033465
Aug 11, 2020
| ISBN 9780744033472
Buy from Other Retailers:
Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9781465494375
Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9780744033465
Aug 11, 2020 | ISBN 9780744033472
What makes Mozart’s music so great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What’s the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a complete survey of the history of classical music.Whether you already love classical music or you’re just beginning to explore it, The Complete Classical Music Guide invites you to discover the spirituality of Byrd’s masses, the awesome power of Handel’s Messiah, and the wonders of Wagner’s operas, as well as hundreds of more composers and their masterpieces. This guide takes you on a journey through more than 1,000 years, charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles, and genres. Biographies of major and lesser-known composers offer rich insights into their music and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced their genius.The book explores the features that defined each musical era – from the ornate brilliance of the Baroque, through the drama of Romantic music, to contemporary genres such as minimalism and electronic music. Timelines, quotes, and color photographs give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it.
Packed with photographs, composer biographies, analyses of major works, and essential information on every musical genre, style, form, instrument, and ensemble, DK’s Complete Classical Music Guide is a portable encyclopedic guide to more than one thousand years of Western classical music.
From Bach to Berlioz, Glinka to Gershwin, Stravinsky to Shostakovich, and everyone in between, the Complete Classical Music Guide contains more than three hundred composer profiles, and offers a clear definition of the particular styles and characteristics of seven key eras: 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); and Modern Music (1900-).
The Complete Classical Music Guide also includes a timeline that charts the evolution of musical styles and forms, instruments, and provides explanations of the building blocks of music — melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, tempo, and dynamics.
Previously published as Eyewitness Companion: Classical Music, this book has been reformatted and designed and now comes packaged in an exclusive presentation slipcase.
We believe in the power of discovery. That’s why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures,… More about DK
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch
Start earning points for buying books! Just for joining you’ll get personalized recommendations on your dashboard daily and features only for members.