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Music of the Great Composers

A Listener's Guide to the Best of Classical Music

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$21.99
Format: Paperback

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A unique guide to enhance and enrich your enjoyment of classical music, this book is for music lovers who want to better understand the works of the masters.
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Patrick Kavanaugh shows that great music was written to be enjoyed, not merely admired. In Music of the Great Composers, he displays his gift for making the classics easy to understand and a delight to listen to. This practical book lets you select a listening program that's based on your needs and interests. Choose from a variety of approaches to pick the one that fits you best. From chorales to concertos to solo repertoire, Music of the Great Composers lets you customize your listening to broaden your understanding and love of music. You'll find: - Guidance for building a personal listening library - Fascinating insights into instruments, history, composers, compositions, musical terms--even simple music theory for the layperson - A lively guide to hundreds of masterworks--for hours of reading and listening enjoyment. Kavanaugh removes the intimidations from 'highbrow' music, taking it out of its ivory tower so everyone can enjoy it. Written in a refreshing, popular style, Music of the Great Composers will bring an exciting new depth to your enjoyment of the classics.
Contributor Patrick Kavanaugh
Short Bio Patrick Kavanaugh

Patrick Kavanaugh, executive director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, holds a doctorate in music composition. A conductor and performer, he is the author of Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, and Raising Musical Kids.

UPC 025986208073
ISBN-10 0310208076
ISBN-13 9780310208075
Publish Date Mar 19, 1996
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.5
Width 5.5
Length 272.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $21.99
Format Paperback
Language English

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