Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music ➵ [Read] ➱ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music By Darren Henley ➿ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Are you unsure of the difference between an alto and a contralto Ever wondered exactly how a trumpet’s valves work Or where Beethoven got his magisterial inspiration from despite being profoundly de Are you unsure of the difference Ever Wanted Epub Ü between an alto and a contralto Ever wondered exactly how a trumpet’s valves work Or where Beethoven got his magisterial inspiration from despite being profoundly deafDrawing on the unparalleled expertise of Classic FM Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music But Were Afraid to Ask dives underneath the sheet music to bring the world of classical music to lifePerfect for beginners and intermediates alike – as well as revealing some Everything You MOBI :Ú hidden treasures that even experts will be surprised by – Darren Henley’s witty and knowledgeable writing offers insights into the composition of an orchestra the workings of its instruments and the lives and creativity of composers both old and newCharting the development of classical music through its composers and their eras it is a perfect easy to pick up and read gift or the self purchase that means you need never fear getting your librettos and arias mixed up You Ever Wanted PDF/EPUB ã at the opera again 'Drawing from their vast experience in making classical music available Mssrs Henley and Jackson have crafted a thoroughly enjoyable work that is of value both to the newcomer to classical music as well as the seasoned aficionado They approach the subject with both a love of music and a strong awareness of the reluctance many people have to become involved with this musical form a relaxed informative and eminently enjoyable introduction to the field of You Ever Wanted to Know PDF/EPUB ² classical music' Donald F Calbreath New York Journal of books.


10 thoughts on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music

  1. Kris - My Novelesque Life Kris - My Novelesque Life says:

    THE CLASSICAL FM HANDY GUIDES TO EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT CLASSICAL MUSICWritten by Darren Henley2012 224 PagesGenre music nonfictionI received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review★★★12Since I was a little I have been attracted to classical music I would listen to opera on the radio and have no clue what they were saying but just loved the intensity of vocal and music This was a cool book to read over time It gives you not just the description of different music but it also gives you the history around the time that that music was born and popular It's an easy read as it is than just a reference book but it can start to drag if you try to read it cover to cover


  2. ZaraS *book reviewer ZaraS *book reviewer says:

    I absolutely loved this book In fact I loved it so much that I intend on buying myself a copyThis book has helped me understand a number of musical terms which helps me feel connected to what is called 'classical music'This book is written with a great balance of brevity hilarity and seriousness where needed It doesn't use a lot of technical jargon which means it is very user friendly and enables people like myself who doesn't unnderstand musical terminology to get an insight into this type of music There are many pieces of classical music named to give you an example of the type of music they're talking aboutI would highly recommend this book to anybody who wants to understand classical far better than they do but they don't want to have to get a degree to do itWell done to the authors of this book


  3. Janet Janet says:

    Good easy read perfect for those who just starting to find out about classical music Not boring or stuffy in the least Highly recommended


  4. Mary Lou Mary Lou says:

    The perfect book for those who like classical music but don't know the first thing about it A nice little reference with a dictionary of music terms a breakdown of music history by era and mini biographies of the world's great composers listing some of their signature works Everything has just the right amount of information The authors even had me chuckling a few times Only one thing missing a companion disc to give the reader a sampling of the music discussed I think I may have to buy this book to have on hand as a guide for checking out classical CDs at the library and to use as a reference to help get maximum enjoyment out of the music as I listen Even though it's a uick easy read there's a lot of information packed into this book and I can imagine using it often


  5. Viv Viv says:

    I couldn't put it down It was so interesting despite it's simple chronological format It was such a good idea to write the history of classical music his way


  6. Emily Mueller Emily Mueller says:

    Excellent introduction to classical music This book did a wonderful job covering all the important composers of each period without getting too bogged down with the technical jargon and the writer had a wonderful voice that kept drier parts understandable while also displaying a fine tuned sense of humor The fact alone that there's an entire chapter dedicated to the hilariously mean things composers said about one another's work is proof of that I'd highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn a little about classical music It's a lot easier than a music minor Trust me on this one


  7. Josephine Josephine says:

    35 stars Nothing much to report Interesting well written read


  8. Karan Karan says:

    Essentially the same book as Everything You wanted to know about Classical Music But were afraid to ask but with an added padding of period specific playlists of some of the most epoch defining pieces of music by the Greats For me your average Western classical music listener and non musician this volume has been instrumental in serialising the composers and music eras in my head and playing a mental Spot the Era while listening to radio into a bit of a pastime I think if you are curious and somewhat overwhelmed by the randomness in the variety of music that tends to play from the variety shows in most classical radio programs investing yourself in the book's mission is a great way to let yourself get familiar with the musical disciplines and arrangements just to have a sense of evolution of music creation in the West and mentally lose yourself in the eras from which the respective soundscapes emerged and the musical missions that the contemporary classical music writers and conductors are takingHenley writes crisply cannot help inserting rare composers and trivia a lifetime of penning about and broadcasting classical music behind him is accessible at all time and refreshingly secular giving due credence to the contemporary movie and game soundtracksThe book is leaner than the previous edition and in about the same number of pages it packs in period specific playlists biographical data saved space by letting composers' name and years of life to flow with the textIn all this is a nifty little car pocket or desktop reference for a page or so on the lodestars and forgotten galaxies of little known composers who have helped define and refine the Western musical universe although I hope that everyone investing in this understand the bombastic promise behind the title Other than the serialisation and biographical notes of chief and less heard composers there are very few lines expended on deconstructing the motifs and elements of the classical music's various forms down the years It's certainly a wonderful aid to everything you want to know about it but let's not call this everything


  9. Alexis Alexis says:

    It was a really simple to the point and informative guide to beginning a journey into classical music I enjoyed its own history of classical music throughout the ages and the way it successfully made me curious about the composers it chose One thing I would recommend for anyone reading it though is that you should keep a list of the pieces recommended because let me tell you there are a lot of them A lot 1600 years worth of classical music condensed still adds up to a lot of music Especially if your book is a borrowed copy then skip the Hall of Fame chapter the authors even warn the reader that those chapters are meant for reference not for continuous reading and look it up on the Classic FM website instead


  10. Carol Carol says:

    A great resource Well written perfectly edited well organized Ah there is so much in this book Contains interesting biographies of 107 top composers divided into the different eras of classical music including present time Covers the history of classical music over 1000 years up to the present Plus a time line of composers including what else was going on in the world at the time The authors are associated with a British Classical Music Radio Station They list the top 300 favorite classical works of the British listeners Great list The only downside for we Americans is that we cannot access their website


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