The Complete Classical Music Guide
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: DK (2020)
What makes Mozart great? Why does a minor chord sound sad and a major chord sound happy? What is the difference between opera and operetta? From Bach to Bernstein, this definitive guide offers a detailed survey of classical music and helps answer some of your burning music-related questions.
Charting the evolution of musical instruments, styles and genres over more than 1,000 years, The Complete Classical Music Guide takes the reader on a musical journey exploring the historical and cultural contexts influencing well-loved composers of today and many lesser-known geniuses. Explore and discover the spirituality of William Byrd’s masses, the incredible power of Handel’s Messiah and the wonders of Wagner’s operas, as well as hundreds of other composers and their masterpieces. Timelines, quotes and color photographs throughout give a voice to this music and the exceptionally gifted individuals who created it.