Classical Music For Dummies

2nd Edition
Author(s): David Pogue, Scott Speck
Series: For Dummies
Original Publish Date: Jun 25, 2015
Product Number: EB00621959
Released: Sep 15, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781119049746
Publisher: For Dummies
Please log in to view pricing


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.

All formats/editions

Author(s): David Pogue, Scott Speck
Narrator(s): Paul Heitsch
Product Number Z100151610
Released: Jul 16, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515932710

Sign up for our email newsletter