THE GIFT OF MUSIC

Understanding classical music through the lives of its composers

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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.

    • Paperback
    • 320 pages
    • Third edition, © 1995