The Classical Music Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: DK (2018)
Combining accessible, authoritative text with bold explanatory graphics, this book explores and explains the key ideas underpinning the world’s greatest classical compositions and musical traditions, defines their importance to the musical canon and places them into their wider social, cultural and historical context.
From early devotional works to the great symphonies of the Classical and Romantic eras and the diverse, often challenging, works of the modern era, The Classical Music Book looks at more than 90 key pieces of music and explores the salient themes and ideas behind each of them in an approachable manner for musicians and non-musicians alike.