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Discovering Great Music: A New Listener's Guide to the Top Classical Composers and Their Masterworks

Hemming, Roy

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ISBN 10: 1557040273 / ISBN 13: 9781557040275
Published by Newmarket Pr, 1988
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1557040273 ex-library with usual interior markings, some tape marks on boards, light edge wear; This indispensable classical music sourcebook covers 60 composers, 150 recording artists, and buying recommendations, and provides a concise history of classical music--from Baroque to avant-garde. A comprehensive glossary of musical terms, and more. Bookseller Inventory # KB005724

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Title: Discovering Great Music: A New Listener's ...

Publisher: Newmarket Pr

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First - First Edition.

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For the new generation of classical music listeners, this book opens with a section on how to listen to and talk about classical music. It then catalogs 75 of the greatest composers of all time, from the Baroque period to today's avant-garde, each with a biographical sketch and a recommendation of their best recordings.


An excellent guide...Hemming includes so much information that virtually all tastes and preferences are taken into account...provides invaluable help to the fledgling listener. -- Booklist

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