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The Classical Music Book

Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 713 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2018-12-04
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781465483164

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Learn about the world’s greatest classical compositions and musical traditions in The Classical Music Book. Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Classic Music in this overview guide to the subject, great for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! The Classical Music Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in. This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Classical Music, with: - More than 90 pieces of world-famous music - Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts - A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout - Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding The Classical Music Book is a captivating introduction to music theory, crucial composers and the impact of seminal pieces, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you’ll discover more than 90 works by famous composers from the early period to the modern day, through exciting text and bold graphics. Your Classical Music Questions, Simply Explained From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this fresh new guide goes beyond your typical music books, offering a comprehensive overview to classical music history and biography. If you thought it was difficult to learn about music theory, The Classical Music Book presents key information in an easy to follow layout. Explore the main ideas underpinning the world’s greatest compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon and into their wider social, cultural, and historical context. The Big Ideas Series With millions of copies sold worldwide, The Classical Music Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.

My First Classical Music Book

Author : Genevieve Helsby
Publisher : Naxos My First
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 2008-10
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 1843791188

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My First Classical Music Book is a delightfully colorful introduction to classical music, designed to fire the imagination of children aged 5-7 years. Readers are asked to think about the different places in which we might hear music. Then, each of the major composers and musical instrument families are introduced and brought to life in a vivid and enchanting way. Throughout the book, children are referred to the accompanying audio CD so that they can hear examples as they read. This is the most exceptional book of its kind, providing an absorbing experience for both eyes and ears.

Classical Music

Author : Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 249 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2019-02-28
Category : Conductors (Music)
ISBN : 9780773556348

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Classical Music by Kent Nagano,Inge Kloepfer Pdf

A passionate appeal from an acclaimed artist for the relevance of classical music in today's torn world.

The Giant Book of Classical Sheet Music

Author : Alfred Music
Publisher : Alfred Music
Page : 296 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2013-10-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781470616205

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With more than 80 essential masterworks arranged for easy piano, this book guarantees a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment at the keys. Titles: * 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky) * Air on the G String (Bach) * Andaluza No. 5 (Granados) * Anvil Chorus (Verdi) * Ave Maria (Bach-Gounod) * Ballade No. 1 (Chopin) * Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach) * The Blue Danube (Strauss) * Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (Bach) * Bridal Chorus, from Lohengrin (Wagner) * Can-Can (Offenbach) * Canon in D (Pachelbel) * Clair de lune (Debussy) * Doretta's Song (Puccini) * The Entertainer (Joplin) * Egmont Overture (Beethoven) * Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart) * "Emperor" Concerto (Beethoven) * Fantaisie-Impromptu (Chopin) * Flower Duet (Delibes) * Funeral March of a Marionette (Gounod) * The Garland Waltz, from Sleeping Beauty (Tchaikovsky) * Habanera (Bizet) * Hallelujah Chorus (Handel) * Hornpipe (Handel) * Hungarian Dance No. 5 (Brahms) * Intermezzo (Mascagni) * In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg) * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach) * L'Arlí©sienne Suite No. 1 (Bizet) * Líæ ci darem la mano (Mozart) * La donna í mobile (Verdi) * Libiamo, from La Traviata (Verdi) * Mandolin Concerto in C Major (Vivaldi) * Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin) * March from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) * March of the Toreadors (Bizet) * Meditation, from Thaí¿s (Massenet) * "Merry Widow" Waltz (Lehíçr) * "Military" Polonaise (Chopin) * "Minute" Waltz (Chopin) * The Moldau (Smetana) * "Moonlight" Sonata (Beethoven) * Morning Mood (Grieg) * Musetta's Waltz (Puccini) * "New World" Symphony (Dvo�»ak) * Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1 (Chopin) * O mio babbino caro (Puccini) * Ode to Joy (Beethoven) * Overture from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) * "Pathí©tique" Sonata (Beethoven) * Pavane (Faurí©) * Piano Concerto No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) * Piano Sonata No. 11 (Mozart) * Polovetsian Dance (Borodin) * Pomp and Circumstance (Elgar) * Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (Bach) * Prelude, Op. 28, No. 4 (Chopin) * Prince of Denmark's March (Clarke) * Queen of the Night Aria (Mozart) * "Raindrop" Prelude (Chopin) * "Revolutionary" Etude (Chopin) * Rondeau from Suite de symphonies (Mouret) * Rondo alla Turca (Mozart) * Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach) * Solace (Joplin) * The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Dukas) * Spring, from The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) * Stí_ndchen (Schubert) * "Surprise" Symphony (Haydn) * The Swan (Saint-Saí‚ns) * Swan Lake, Act I Finale (Tchaikovsky) * Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven) * Symphony No. 40 (Mozart) * Toccata in D Minor (Bach) * Toreador Song (Bizet) * Turkish March (Beethoven) * Un bel díå (Puccini) * "Unfinished" Symphony (Schubert) * Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman" (Mozart) * Voi, che sapete (Mozart) * Waltz, Op. 39, No. 15 (Brahms) * Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)

The Big Book of Classical Music (Songbook)

Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 1999-08-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781476840550

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(Piano Solo Songbook). All your favorite piano masterpieces in one convenient collection! This book features piano solo arrangements of 100 classics by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Faure, Franck, Gounod, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Vivaldi, Wagner, and more!

Classical Music

Author : Phil G. Goulding
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 657 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2011-03-16
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780307760463

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MAKE A SOUND INVESTMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC Who are the ten most important classical composers? Who in the world was Palestrina? Why did Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" cause a riot? Which five of each important composer's works should you buy? What is a concerto and how does it differ from a sonata? Maybe you don't know the answers to these questions; author Phil Goulding certainly didn't. When Goulding first tried to learn about classical music, he found himself buried in an avalanche of technical terms and complicated jargon--so he decided to write the book he couldn't find. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume. Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each. * Further great works of each composer--if you really like him * Concise explanations of musical terminology, forms, and periods * A guide to the parts and history of the symphony orchestra "This book uses every conceivable gimmick to immerse readers in the richness of classical music: lists, rankings, sidebars devoted to lively anecdotes, and catchy leads." --The Washington Post "One terrific music appreciation book...The information is surprisingly detailed but concisely presented. Goulding's writing style is breezy yet mature....[He] has raised music appreciation from a racket to a service." --The Arizona Daily Star

The Complete Classical Music Guide

Author : DK
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 354 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 2020-08-11
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780744033472

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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.

YEAR OF WONDER: Classical Music for Every Day

Author : Clemency Burton-Hill
Publisher : Headline Home
Page : 448 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2017-10-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781472251831

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As featured in the Telegraph and on Radio 4's Today programme. 'A magnificent treasury . . . a fascinating tour de force.' Observer 'Year of Wonder is an absolute treat - the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.' Eddie Redmayne Classical music for everyone - an inspirational piece of music for every day of the year, celebrating composers from the medieval era to the present day, written by award-winning violinist and BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill. Have you ever heard a piece of music so beautiful it stops you in your tracks? Or wanted to discover more about classical music but had no idea where to begin? Year of Wonder is a unique celebration of classical music by an author who wants to share its diverse wonders with others and to encourage a love for this genre in all readers, whether complete novices or lifetime enthusiasts. Clemency chooses one piece of music for each day of the year, with a short explanation about the composer to put it into context, and brings the music alive in a modern and playful way, while also extolling the positive mindfulness element of giving yourself some time every day to listen to something uplifting or beautiful. Thoughtfully curated and expertly researched, this is a book of classical music to keep you company: whoever you are, wherever you're from. 'The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.' Clemency Burton-Hill Playlists are available on most streaming music platforms including Apple Music.

The Vintage Guide to Classical Music

Author : Jan Swafford
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 626 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1992-12-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780679728054

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The most readable and comprehensive guide to enjoying over five hundred years of classical music -- from Gregorian chants, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky, John Cage, and beyond. The Vintage Guide to Classical Music is a lively -- and opinionated -- musical history and an insider's key to the personalities, epochs, and genres of the Western classical tradition. Among its features: -- chronologically arranged essays on nearly 100 composers, from Guillaume de Machaut (ca. 1300-1377) to Aaron Copland (1900-1990), that combine biography with detailed analyses of the major works while assessing their role in the social, cultural, and political climate of their times; -- informative sidebars that clarify broader topics such as melody, polyphony, atonality, and the impact of the early-music movement; -- a glossary of musical terms, from a cappella to woodwinds; -- a step-by-step guide to building a great classical music library. Written with wit and a clarity that both musical experts and beginners can appreciate, The Vintage Guide to Classical Music is an invaluable source-book for music lovers everywhere.

Class, Control, and Classical Music

Author : Anna Bull
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 265 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2019
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190844356

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Through an ethnographic study of young people playing and singing in classical music ensembles in the south of England, this text analyses why classical music in England is predominantly practiced by white middle-class people. It describes four 'articulations' or associations between the middle classes and classical music.

The Daily Book of Classical Music

Author : Leslie Chew,Scott Spiegelberg,Dwight DeReiter,Cathy Doheny,Colin Gilbert,Greenwood,Travers Huff,Susanna Loewy,Melissa Maples,Jeff McQuilkin
Publisher : Walter Foster Publishing
Page : 376 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2010-09-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781610586061

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The Daily Book of Classical Music by Leslie Chew,Scott Spiegelberg,Dwight DeReiter,Cathy Doheny,Colin Gilbert,Greenwood,Travers Huff,Susanna Loewy,Melissa Maples,Jeff McQuilkin Pdf

Music lovers of all ages are drawn to the pure melodies of classical music. Now aficionados of this timeless genre can learn something about classical music every day of the year! Readers will find everything from brief biographies of their favorite composers to summaries of the most revered operas. Interesting facts about the world’s most celebrated songs and discussions of classical music–meets–pop culture make this book as fun as it is informative. Ten categories of discussion rotate throughout the year: Classical Music Periods, Compositional Forms, Great Composers, Celebrated Works, Basic Instruments, Famous Operas, Music Theory, Venues of the World, Museums & Festivals, and Pop Culture Medley.

The Classical Music Industry

Author : Chris Dromey,Julia Haferkorn
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 299 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2018-06-12
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781315471075

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This volume brings together academics, executives and practitioners to provide readers with an extensive and authoritative overview of the classical music industry. The central practices, theories and debates that empower and regulate the industry are explored through the lens of classical music-making, business, and associated spheres such as politics, education, media and copyright. The Classical Music Industry maps the industry’s key networks, principles and practices across such sectors as recording, live, management and marketing: essentially, how the cultural and economic practice of classical music is kept mobile and alive. The book examining pathways to professionalism, traditional and new forms of engagement, and the consequences of related issues—ethics, prestige, gender and class—for anyone aspiring to ‘make it’ in the industry today. This book examines a diverse and fast-changing sector that animates deep feelings. The Classical Music Industry acknowledges debates that have long encircled the sector but today have a fresh face, as the industry adjusts to the new economics of funding, policy-making and retail The first volume of its kind, The Classical Music Industry is a significant point of reference and piece of critical scholarship, written for the benefit of practitioners, music-lovers, students and scholars alike offering a balanced and rigorous account of the manifold ways in which the industry operates.

Dvorak's Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music

Author : Joseph Horowitz
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2021-11-23
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780393881257

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Dvorak's Prophecy: And the Vexed Fate of Black Classical Music by Joseph Horowitz Pdf

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2021 A provocative interpretation of why classical music in America "stayed white"—how it got to be that way and what can be done about it. In 1893 the composer Antonín Dvorák prophesied a “great and noble school” of American classical music based on the “negro melodies” he had excitedly discovered since arriving in the United States a year before. But while Black music would foster popular genres known the world over, it never gained a foothold in the concert hall. Black composers found few opportunities to have their works performed, and white composers mainly rejected Dvorák’s lead. Joseph Horowitz ranges throughout American cultural history, from Frederick Douglass and Huckleberry Finn to George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and the work of Ralph Ellison, searching for explanations. Challenging the standard narrative for American classical music fashioned by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, he looks back to literary figures—Emerson, Melville, and Twain—to ponder how American music can connect with a “usable past.” The result is a new paradigm that makes room for Black composers, including Harry Burleigh, Nathaniel Dett, William Levi Dawson, and Florence Price, while giving increased prominence to Charles Ives and George Gershwin. Dvorák’s Prophecy arrives in the midst of an important conversation about race in America—a conversation that is taking place in music schools and concert halls as well as capitols and boardrooms. As George Shirley writes in his foreword to the book, “We have been left unprepared for the current cultural moment. [Joseph Horowitz] explains how we got there [and] proposes a bigger world of American classical music than what we have known before. It is more diverse and more equitable. And it is more truthful.”

Encore!, Book 3

Author : Jane Magrath
Publisher : Alfred Music
Page : 92 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2005-05-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 1457430797

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Encore Book 3 contains 25 pieces of early-advanced literature---perfect for students who have completed their method book studies and are preparing to perform more advanced repertoire. Includes music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary eras, and editor's commentary.

Recording Classical Music

Author : Robert Toft
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 195 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2019-09-04
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9781351213769

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Recording Classical Music presents the fundamental principles of digitally recording and editing acoustic music in ambient spaces, focusing on stereo microphone techniques that will help musicians understand how to translate "live" environments into recorded sound. The book covers theory and the technical aspects of recording from sound source to delivery: the nature of soundwaves and their behavior in rooms, microphone types and the techniques of recording in stereo, proximity and phase, file types, tracking and critical listening, loudness, meters, and the post-production processes of EQ, control of dynamic range (compressors, limiters, dynamic EQ, de-essers), and reverberation (both digital reflection simulation and convolution), with some discussion of commercially available digital plugins. The final part of the book applies this knowledge to common recording situations, showcasing not only strategies for recording soloists and small ensembles, along with case studies of several recordings, but also studio techniques that can enhance or replace the capture of performances in ambient spaces, such as close miking and the addition of artificial reverberation. Recording Classical Music provides the tools necessary for anyone interested in classical music production to track, mix, and deliver audio recordings themselves or to supervise the work of others.