Music For The People

Author: Gareth Malone
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007383053
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Music For The People from the Author: Gareth Malone. The sad song of a single violin might make us cry, but the idea of finding out more about classical music can often be intimidating. There are musical terms we don't recognise, dead composers we can't connect with, and a feeling that we were never given the right tools to appreciate, understand, and most importantly, enjoy classical music. So who better to cut through the misconceptions and the jargon than the star of BBC2's Bafta award-winning series The Choir, Gareth Malone. Over the course of three series, Gareth has unearthed a passion for classical music in schoolchildren, reluctant teenage boys, and even a whole town. With his infectious enthusiasm and gift for explanation, Gareth's very personal narrative will provide a foundation of classical music understanding and give the reader the tools to appreciate a whole new world of music - from Bach to Beethoven and beyond. So whether you want to learn more about the great composers, introduce an almost infinite variety into your iPod playlist, or are just curious about what you might be missing out on, MUSIC FOR THE PEOPLE will leave you entertained, informed and completely inspired.

For The Love Of Classical Music

Author: Caroline High
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783726504
Size: 24.75 MB
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For The Love Of Classical Music from the Author: Caroline High. Have you ever wondered... • How the orchestra got its name? • Who wrote the longest-ever symphony? • Just how do we know when to clap – and when not to? From Bach to Beethoven, Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams, the world of classical music has something to enchant every listener. Whether you’re an armchair connoisseur, a regular concert-goer or an ardent musician, ‘For the Love of Classical Music’ will take you on a tour encompassing landmark pieces and performances, key artists and composers, and surprising facts about the world’s most beautiful music.

Language Of The Spirit

Author: Jan Swafford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465097553
Size: 56.33 MB
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Language Of The Spirit from the Author: Jan Swafford. For many of us, classical music is something serious-something we study in school, something played by cultivated musicians at fancy gatherings. In Language of the Spirit, renowned music scholar Jan Swafford argues that we have it all wrong: classical music has something for everyone and is accessible to all. Ranging from Gregorian chant to Handel's Messiah, from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons to the postmodern work of Philip Glass, Swafford is an affable and expert guide to the genre. He traces the history of Western music, introduces readers to the most important composers and compositions, and explains the underlying structure and logic of their music. Language of the Spirit is essential reading for anyone who has ever wished to know more about this sublime art.

Classical Music

Author: Julian Johnson
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780741413
Size: 68.27 MB
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Classical Music from the Author: Julian Johnson. What does classical music mean to the Western World? How has it transformed over the centuries? What relevance does it have today? Julian Johnson inspires readers to explore over 1000 years of music, and examines how music is related to some of the big ideas of Western experience including spirituality, emotion, the weight of history, and self identity. Julian Johnson is currently Professor of Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a composer and public speaker on musicology, championing the relevance of classical music to the general public.

Choir Gareth Malone

Author: Gareth Malone
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007488025
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Choir Gareth Malone from the Author: Gareth Malone. The hugely popular Gareth Malone recounts the heart-warming stories and transformations behind the award-winning BBC2 series The Choir

The Complete Classical Music Guide

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 140937596X
Size: 20.98 MB
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The Complete Classical Music Guide from the Author: DK. An essential guide to more than 1,000 years of classical music Lose yourself in the fascinating story of classical music in The Complete Classical Music Guide. Full of beautiful colour photographs, over 300 inspiring composer biographies, analyses of major classical works and information on every genre, style and form, instrument and ensemble, this is essential reading for every lover of classical music. Be inspired by the composers who have shaped the musical landscape over a millennia from the earliest music, through the Baroque and Romantic eras and right up to the modern classical music of today. Presented in a beautiful glossy slipcase in the shape of a grand piano, The Complete Classical Music Guide will hit the right note with any classical music fan. All content previously published in Eyewitness Companions: Classical Music.

Classical Music For Dummies

Author: David Pogue
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119049741
Size: 62.31 MB
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Classical Music For Dummies from the Author: David Pogue. Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life. Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream — if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.

The Essential Canon Of Classical Music

Author: David Dubal
Publisher: North Point Press
ISBN: 1466807261
Size: 10.49 MB
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The Essential Canon Of Classical Music from the Author: David Dubal. The ultimate guide to classical composers and their music-for both the novice and the experienced listener Music, according to Aaron Copland, can thrive only if there are "gifted listeners." But today's listeners must choose between classical and rock, opera and rap, and the choices can seem overwhelming at times. In The Essential Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal comes to the aid of the struggling listener and provides a cultural-literacy handbook for classical music. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most important to an understanding of classical music and offers a comprehensive, chronological guide to their lives and works. He has searched beyond the traditional canon to introduce readers to little-known works by some of the most revered names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as well as to the major works of lesser-known composers. In a spirited and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the notion of "masterpieces" and instead to foster a new generation of master listeners. The result is an uncommon collection of the wonders classical music has to offer.

Creative Music Composition

Author: Margaret Lucy Wilkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136092188
Size: 54.52 MB
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Creative Music Composition from the Author: Margaret Lucy Wilkins. Creative Music Composition is designed to be an introductory textbook for music students. "Creative composition"-composing in your own style, rather than in the style of a composer of the past-is embraced by music educators not only for composition students, but for beginning performers and music educators, and is often offered to all music students and non-music majors who wish to enhance their musical creativity. With 25 years of experience teaching fledgling composers, the author tackles the key ingredients that make for successful composition, including: stimulus to the musical imagination; discussion of a variety of current musical languages; analysis of many examples from contemporary scores; technical exercises; suggestions as to how to start a composition; structures; and examinations of works from particular genres. Wilkins covers several musical languages, from folk and popular to serialism; analyses various rhythmic forms; suggests approaches for composing for a variety of instruments, from traditional to electronic ones, as well as for the human voice; addresses the nuts and bolts of score preparation; and offers career advice. For all composition students-and for music students in general-Creative Music Composition offers a clear and concise introduction that will enable them to reach their personal goals.

The Classic Fm Guide To Classical Music

Author: Jeremy Nicholas
Publisher: Pavilion Books, Limited
ISBN: 9781862050518
Size: 37.63 MB
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The Classic Fm Guide To Classical Music from the Author: Jeremy Nicholas. This is a guide to classical music, aimed at the beginner and enthusiast alike, and covering charts, a history of music, and composers. It is arranged alphabetically, discussing the composer's biography, musical influences and type of music, followed by a list of essential works. Charts are provided to help place artists in their society and period, as well as making the links between the composers.