Haydn, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms, oh, my! The beginner's guide to classical music
Classical Music For Dummies is a friendly, funny, easy-to-understand guide to composers, instruments, orchestras, concerts, recordings, and more. Classical music is widely considered one of the pinnacles of human achievement, and this informative guide will shows you just how beautiful and rewarding it can be. You'll learn how Bach is different from Beethoven, how Mozart is different still, and why not all "classical" music is actually Classical if it's really Baroque or Romantic. You'll be introduced to the composers and their work, and discover the groundbreaking pieces that shake the world every time they're played. Begin building your classical music library with the essential recordings that define orchestral, choral, and operatic beauty as you get acquainted with the orchestras and musicians that bring the composers to life.
Whether you want to play classical music or just learn more about it, Classical Music For Dummies will teach you everything you need to know to get the most out of this increasingly popular genre. * Distinguish flute from piccolo, violin from viola, and trumpet from trombone * Learn the difference between overtures, requiems, arias, and masses * Explore the composers that shaped music as we know it * Discover the recordings your music library cannot be without
Classical music has begun sneaking into the mainstream -- if your interest has been piqued, there's never been a better time to develop an appreciation for this incredibly rich, complex, and varied body of work. Classical Music For Dummies lays the groundwork, and demonstrates just how amazing classical music can be.
David Pogue schreibt eine wöchentliche Technikkolumne in der New York Times, hat als Korrespondent für CBS News Sunday Morning einen Emmy gewonnen, wurde 2006 von der Online News Association für seine Online-Beiträge ausgezeichnet und hat die Buchreihe 'The Missing Manual' ins Leben gerufen. Er ist Autor oder Co-Autor zahlreicher Bücher in dieser Reihe und weitere unter dem Label 'Für Dummies'. In seinem zweiten Leben war David früher am Broadway tätig und ist Zauberer und Pianist.