✓ The History of Classical Music || ☆ PDF Read by ✓ Richard Fawkes

By Richard Fawkes | Comments: ( 161 ) | Date: ( Jan 28, 2020 )

Music of the western classical tradition spanning some 14 centuries from the emergence of Gregorian chant to the sounds of the present day is illustrated by 150 musical examples.

  • Title: The History of Classical Music
  • Author: Richard Fawkes
  • ISBN: 9789626341407
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Audio CD

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Comments The History of Classical Music

  • Trevor

    There are really nice bits to this. He says at the start that the reason why people chanted parts of the Bible in Church was that chanting carried further than spoken words and also sounds ‘special’ and so ‘more holy’. I really like finding out things like that. Perhaps they are obvious to other people, but I’d never thought of chanting having a functional reason before. The irony is, of course, that then people became obsessed with the musicality of the chanting, and added increasing [...]

  • Angus Mckay

    Listened to the audiobook version, which was helpful because it would play clips of some of the pieces it referenced. At times I wished for more detail, but I guess that's to be expected when covering such a massive topic that has been developing for centuries. It's very accessible to anyone not familiar with musical terms.

  • Gary

    I listened to this as spoken word and so had all the music played as illustrations. There was nothing exciting about the prose and very few particularly interesting points were made. So I enjoyed without loving it, I benefited without being stimulated.

  • Dean Gerszewski

    Get the audiobook -- on Audible. They play examples. Good history, but beyond that, this book KNOCKS YOU OUT. Awesome for going to bed. :)Sweet dreams!

  • Filip Meuris

    I really, really enjoyed this audiobook. It's well written, well narrated and there are some wonderful examples, if not only to tantalize an appetite to research more. Perhaps the history of classical music isn't a topic one would normally choose in an audiobook, but I found it interesting as a historical framework for much that has to do with western music and enjoyed understanding a little more about the chronology of events; which composers were contemporaries of each other, and who inspired [...]

  • ash newton

    the beginning of this audiobook is dedicated to describing how european classical music evolved in terms of rhythm, melody and harmony, as well as covering major trends in composition throughout its first few centuries. i found this part quite interesting, but it doesn't stay long, as after a certain point it falls into a routine of providing brief biographies of different composers and pointing out what makes them distinct, then moving on to the next composer. while there were a few discoveries [...]

  • Tyler

    This is a book that really takes advantage of the audiobook format. The descriptions of the music are backed by great examples, and the reader is instructed to listen to a piece closely to make a certain point. It also does a good job of overviewing the broad strokes of classical music history. However, because it is an overview, and actually pretty short, it kept me wanting more. The great composers were summarized at best. I also felt like the 20th Century was given a disproportionate amount o [...]

  • Chel

    This audio book was a great introduction to Classical Music history which seemed well researched, the audio excerpts a must to get the full mood of the era. I loved this so much I would like to get the hard copy book so I can make notes and refer to.

  • R

    I listened the audiobook version, which is good because it had classical music samples to illustrate. A fun romp through most of the majors and some of the minors, starting with Gregorian chants and moving up to Philip Glass. A bit rushed at the end. I feel slightly edified.

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  • Todd

    I thought there were many good musical examples, but I think that some of the writing was fascile in the extreme. I liked the opera book a little better.

  • Natalie

    Good quick overview, but I wish it had gone more in depth on some of the composers.

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