What to Listen for in Music
Featuring an introduction by William Schuman, as well as a foreword and epilogue by Alan Rich, an indispensable guide from one of America's foremost composers teaches readers how to develop a deeper sense of musical appreciation and contains chapters on contemporary music and film music, recommended recordings for each chapter, and more. Reissue.
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This is a reprint of the enormously popular 1957 edition of Copland's guide to music. There is no new text by Copland, only a new introduction by composer William Schuman, which is more an encomium to ... Read full review
I just started reading the 1939 version, third publishing in 1953 (just found it a while ago under a pile of notebooks). I checked though, and the words remain the same. It's not like this is the sole factor, but I've agreed with every single line I read in the book. HE elaborated on MY OWN thoughts, as it were. I was literally saying to myself "YES!", "DUDE, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT!", and "EXACTLY!" every few minutes. Aaron Copland is a genius who truly knew what he was talking about.
I'm an ambient/electronica/breakbeat/world/dubstep music composer who recently gave an awesome class speech on music appreciation, and I recommend this book.
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