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A History of Music in Western Civilization: Fascinating Discussions by 15 Prominent Music Authorities, with Musical Examples

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From anonymous 10th century troubadours to world-renowned 20th century composers, "A History of Music of the Western World" explores the roots of the most influential music genres of our time. Essential listening for students and lovers of great music, the collection includes stimulating discussions by 15 prominent music authorities, including Christopher Hogwood and Dr. ...more
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Published December 26th 1996 by HighBridge Company
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Vicky Liu
Sep 25, 2011 Vicky Liu rated it liked it
I loved the format of this book. Being able to hear the musical exerpts right as it is being discussed is great. Although I enjoyed several of the segments like the one on the Baroque era and world instruments, some of the segments on modern and pop music focused too much on philosophy and culture rather than the music. So while I had a good time listening, I find it hard to recommend this to someone who is very new to music because many of the segments jump into the topic with not much ...more
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A nice run through of all the blue chip composers. The audio book helped me conclude that I am most interested in romantic era piano compositions: Chopin, Liszt, DeBussy, Shubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms.
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