The Gift of Music

The Gift of Music


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Understanding classical music through the lives of its composers

AudienceAnyone interested in the classical tradition of music; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge II
AccessibilityStudents can read independently; reads more like a collection of short stories than a textbook
Ease of useAverage font size, small margins
AuthorBetty Carlson and Jane Stuart Smith
Page Count320
Publication Date1995 (third edition)

General Description

Considering the lives and beliefs of classical composers, this book allows the reader to listen to music with new ears, understanding the profound effect that composers’ beliefs have on their music. Readers will not only better understand the music that shaped our Western heritage, they will better understand today’s popular music. Includes 36 biographies from the Baroque period up to the modern era.

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