All Music Guide to Classical Music: The Definitive Guide to Classical Music
Chris Woodstra, Gerald Brennan, Allen Schrott
Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 - Music - 1607 pages
(Book). This is the definitive source for composers, compositions, and genres. The book contains over 500 composer and 800 performer biographies. Each artist entry includes vital statistics and album recommendations. The book covers thousands of compositions, including operas, symphonies, concertos, and ballets, and it includes 23 essays devoted to classical music's major eras, forms, and genres. Choral works, songs, keyboard works, chamber music, and film scores receive dedicated sections. Includes 4,000 descriptions of composers' works and 12,000 recordings recommended by All Music Guide editors.
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