|Print List Price:||$25.00|
|Kindle Price:|| $5.99 |
Save $19.01 (76%)
|Sold by:|| Penguin Group (USA) LLC |
Price set by seller.
Your Memberships & Subscriptions
Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more
Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.
Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.
Enter your mobile phone or email address
By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.
You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.
The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Kindle Edition
Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.
View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.
Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more.
Discover additional details about the events, people, and places in your book, with Wikipedia integration.
Who wrote the first true "opera"? Where did the system of musical notation come from? How do composers construct symphonies?
The Classical Music Book answers these questions and more by exploring the history of classical music in clear and easy-to-follow sections. More than 90 works by famous composers are analyzed, with explanations of their music theory and impact on society. You will also explore the fascinating stories about the lives of crucial composers and performers.
Covering Thomas Tallis in the early period, baroque masters like Bach and Handel, and the classical genius of Beethoven and Wagner all the way to the modern-day composers, this comprehensive book explores the key ideas rooted in the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions. The importance of each composition is explained, placing them into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.
With its unique approach to the subject, this the perfect classical music guide for everyone. Regardless of whether you are relatively new to the subject or if you are a classical music aficionado, there is plenty to discover on every page.
Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics along with straightforward and engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand. With over 7 million copies worldwide sold to date, these award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
From the Publisher
Big Ideas Simply Explained
Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand.
These books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.
- Explore the world’s most famous and important ideas.
- Insightful quotes from thought-leaders
- A vibrant mix of creative typography, graphics, and accessible text
|The Classical Music Book||The Literature Book||The Movie Book||The Art Book||The Shakespeare Book||The Sherlock Holmes Book|
|Books in the series||A comprehensive guide to classical music history and classical music biography.||This book encompasses celebrated masterpieces from the most renowned authors to have ever lived.||This book chronicles more than 100 of the best movies ever made, bringing cinema to life.||Discover key artworks and artists from across the globe.||The perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare, packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes.||Discover how Holmes reaches his conclusions through deductive reasoning and in-depth biographies of key characters.|
About the Author
DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.
Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting.
DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.
DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.
https://www.dk.com/ --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07K8CRZFM
- Publisher : DK (December 4, 2018)
- Publication date : December 4, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 338642 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 802 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #123,196 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
About the author
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Top reviews from other countries
This book takes you back to the times when music began and when music involved real creativeness and talent. From Mozart him self, bethoven or even a bit of Chopin this covers almost everything in the classical music genre.
If you are studying music, want to explore the history of music you love or just want to learn knowledge for personal gain this book covers a wide spectrum of classical music and it certainly does make a good read.