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The Enjoyment of Music: Essential Listening Edition

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  105 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Enjoyment of Music: Essential Listening Edition expands the available formats of the most trusted introduction to music with a new, brief, focused, and highly accessible textbook. The Essential Listening Edition connects students with the music, providing them with the strongest and most affordable media and listening packages available in music appreciation, all desig ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published November 14th 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 one gets 5 stars simply because the 1st line in the book is a quote of Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter.
I mean, how can you NOT like a textbook that quotes Harry Potter?
Barry Fung
Thorough, informative, and enlightening. Used it for self study for History 1/3, and it helped for the exam, but offered even more in analysis and appreciation of the pieces of the various eras explored.
Bobby Chastain
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
Shelves: music
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.
Yea, I like this class better. I'm learning a ton and I've been a musician for almost 30 years. Love the cd's that come with it. Great online class! I love being back a the U.
Sarah "Mir"
Descriptive, colorful, and easy to navigate. Certainly one of my favorite textbooks I've had so far.
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