Classical Music Experience

ISBN-10: 1402211988
ISBN-13: 9781402211980
Edition: 2nd 2008
List price: $39.95
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Description: Hear and Discover the sounds and stories of 65 great composers The Classical Music Experience tells the stories of the worlds most celebrated composers, ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including the works of Hayden, Beethoven, Rossini, Chopin,  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 384
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Hear and Discover the sounds and stories of 65 great composers The Classical Music Experience tells the stories of the worlds most celebrated composers, ranging from Bach to Bernstein, including the works of Hayden, Beethoven, Rossini, Chopin, Brahms, Britten, Rachmaninoff and more. It weaves 500 years of history and music into a rich tapestry of sound and story unlike any other book of its kind. On an exclusive web site, Kevin Kline guides you through illuminating excerpts of the music of the worlds greatest composers. Plus, youll get access to all the music featured in the book from Naxos, the worlds leading classical music label, at Naxos.com. Youll learn that: --George Gershwins Rhapsody in Blue was commissioned by a bandleader to prove that jazz could be socially acceptable if dressed in symphonic clothing. --The rhythm of the opening four notes of Beethovens Fifth Symphony spells out the letter "V" in Morse code and came to stand for "Victory" to the Allies during World War II. --Igor Stravinskys The Rite of Spring inspired a riot in the concert hall at its premiere in Paris on May 29, 1913. ...and much more!

Introduction
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (1525+1594) Missa Papae Marcelli (Mass of Pope Marcellus), ""Gloria""
Lully, Jean-Baptiste (1632+1687), Marais, Marin (1656+1728) La ROveusev
Couperin, Frantois (1668+1733), Rameau, Jean+Philippe (1683+1764) Couperin's Concerts Royaux 1 (1714) Rameau's PiFces de clavecin en concerts (1741)
Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685+1750) Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

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