Classical music: a new way of listening

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Macmillan, Oct 13, 1995 - Music - 144 pages
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An all-inclusive package to appreciation and enjoyment

Here is an innovative and thoroughly enjoyable approach to demystifying classical music for the devotee and the novice alike. Consisting of a fully illustrated book with unique musical timelines and an accompanying compact disc, it teaches the reader to navigate any piece of music -- from operas to piano sonatas to complete orchestral movements. This handsome package offers:
-- Clear explanations of all of the elements of music -- harmony, rhythm, tone, and musical instruments
-- Complete information on composers, themes, and musical components
-- Advice on how to listen to a piece for the first time
-- A 72-minute CD featuring dozens of musical excerpts performed by world-class orchestras
-- Visual annotated timelines that guide the reader through the corresponding pieces on the CD, including Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata, and more
-- A guide to 40 great composers
-- Musical time chart
-- Glossary of musical terms

With its fresh insights into music of all types, Classical Music will turn anyone into a music lover.

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About the author (1995)

ALEXANDER WAUGH is the grandson of Evelyn Waugh and the son of columnist Auberon Waugh. He has written several books, including "Classical Music: A New Way of Listening," "Time, "and "God,"" "He lives in Somerset, England, with his wife and three children.

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