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Classical music: an illustrated history

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781912944347

Publication Date: 30 Sep 2021

Subject: Performing arts

Suitable for: Primary (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6)

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A comprehensive illustrated introduction to the style and history of classical music and its famous composers.

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Summary

A comprehensive illustrated introduction to the style and history of classical music and its famous composers.

Introduces the greatest composers and lets you hear their most famous works as you read. Shows the instruments and how they are played and combined to make music. Presents a selection of the most well-known operas, symphonies, ballets and concertos.
The story of classical music in picture, word and sound, from Hildegard of Bingen to Saariaho. Features a free app with more than 100 audio clips.

NOTE : Contains a QR code which links to an app version of the book including audio files to listen along.

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A perfect introduction to classical music that is very engaging. Great illustrations and packed with interesting info that is broken down, so easy to digest. Good as a KS2 NF leisure read or classroom/topics. A core title for music collections.

Contents

What is classical music?
The strings family
Blow it! The woodwind family
Heavy metal: brass instruments
The hit parade: percussion instruments
All the notes, in the right order: the keyboards
The orchestra
The six ages of classical music
The conductor
Music reborn: Renaissance and Baroque
Handel and Bach
Mozart and Haydn
Beethoven and Schubert
The great Romantics
Folksongs, dances and fantastic tales
Opera: music takes the stage
Giants of opera: Wagner and Verdi
Giants of the symphony: Tchaikovsky and Mahler
Rhythm and colour
Stravinsky and Schoenberg
From the past to the future

Category
JNF
Subject
Performing arts
Dewey
780.903
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Illustrations
Full colour illus throughout
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Pub. date
30 Sep 2021
Edition
First
ISBN
9781912944347
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Binding
Hardback
Pages
48
Width
245mm
Height
300mm
Weight
602g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
VAT-able amount
0%
Product dimensions
A3
A4

245mm x 300mm

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