Classical music: an introduction to classical music through the great composers & their masterworks
An accessible and informative guide to more than 800 years of classical music, composers, musical instruments, and performance. Some 300 full-color photos, maps, and archival material help bring the text to life, and 100 specially commissioned color illustrations simplify complex subjects.
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Through the Ages
Ensembles and Orchestras
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