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Masterpieces of Western Music (Classics from the Baroque to t... by Jeffrey D. Lependorf
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Jan 07, 12

Read from December 29, 2011 to January 07, 2012

This is a very good introduction to some of the classics of Western music. It's easy to listen to, basic enough that someone without any formal music education can understand it, and Dr. Lependorf's enthusiasm is palpable.

I previously went through Robert Greenberg's 4 part DVD course on How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, which is one of my favorites from the Teaching Company. But this course is a good complement to Greenberg's since it covers different masterpieces.

I hope to hear some live performances of the following works that I learned about in Dr. Lependorf's course:

Brahm's Concerto in D Major
Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-imdi d'un faune
Ravel's Mother Goose Suite (especially "Little Ugly, Empress of the Pagodas"
Copland's Appalachian Spring
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