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The Enjoyment of Music
With three million copies sold over nine editions, "The Enjoyment of Music" is the best-selling music appreciation text of all time. Spanning the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century, the text offers a thorough introduction to the elements of music, a broad overview of the history of musical styles, and fascinating cultural contexts and perspectives. The Tenth Edit ...more
Hardcover, Tenth Edition, 680 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company
(first published 1963)
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Λίγα λόγια για τα κοινωνικοπολιτικά της κάθε εποχής, των καλλιτεχνικών και μουσικών τάσεων της κάθε εποχής, μικρές βιογραφίες για τους πο σημαντικούς συνθέτες και μίνι αναλύσεις κάποιων έργων... γενικά πάντως έτσι και έτσι, εγω για κάποιον περίεργο λόγο ψιλοβαρέθηκα.
This informative text is as entertaining as it is educational. The reader looking for a deeper knowledge of "classical" music will at once learn basic analytical terminology (without delving deep into music theory) as well as gain knowledge of the major western (and a few non-western) musical instruments. The reader will also come to realize a time-line for Western music history filled with enough information that serves as a starting point for learning further information. The accompanying CDs ...more
Aug 28, 2008 Aaron rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Music majors
This book is somewhat long-winded, and can be quite tedious and boring unless you're really into the work that goes in behind the music. It's primary genre is classical and orchestral work.