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e-Book The Rough Guide To Classical Music (Rough Guide Music Reference) - 4th edition epub download

Author: Rough Guides
ISBN: 1843532476
Pages: 640 pages
Publisher: Rough Guides; Revised, Expanded edition (August 29, 2005)
Language: English
Category: Music
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e-Book The Rough Guide To Classical Music (Rough Guide Music Reference) - 4th edition epub download

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This expanded and completely revised fourth edition is a unique handbook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to current leading lights such as Thomas Adès and Kaija Saariaho.

There are concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. Topics such as the influence of jazz, notation, conducting, the madrigal, and why Stradivarius made such great violins are covered fully in feature boxes. The Rough Guide has been praised for its mix of well-known composers with more obscure, but interesting, figures (like Antoine Brumel and Barbara Strozzi), and for the way it takes contemporary music seriously.

Keel
The British seem to have a nack for classical music guides (Penguin, Gramophone) and here is another superb one from the Penguin people - albeit of a different breed. The BBC called this guide, "The perfect classical-music primer." I think the Rough Guide is one of the more compelling overviews of the world of classical music which gives some hand-picked recommendations to get a new listener started. David Dubal's "Cannon of Classical Music" is also a great intro guide to classical music (but not a recording guide).

This 2005 edition gives you three main things: engaging bio's on over 200 composers (a lot), a listing and short synopsis of their major works and then the editor's TOP one or two recording recommendations with some reasons for their choice. As such this book is more a guide to the repertoire of classical music and NOT a complete buying guide like The Penguin Guide. To give you an idea of the level of depth they cover, here's an example of the major compositions listed under "Franz Schubert":

Symphonies: No. 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
Chamber Music: "Trout" Quintet, Piano Trios No. 1/2, Arpeggione, Octet, Late Quartets, Last Quintet
Songs: "Winterreise," "Die Schone Mullerin"
Piano Music: Sonatas No. 14, 17, 18, 19-21; Impromptus, Moments Musicaux, Wanderer, Fantasie in F-minor

This is a well written and highly enjoyable book with much style and substance - but without being needlessly prosaic or overloaded with musical jargon - and should appeal to both the newcomer and classical veteran. The visual layout is effective and engaging with clearly bolded sections, color-enhanced highlights and many photos including recommended CD's. Additionally, the many "side bar" educational texts are highly interesting, such as the ones about the historical and scientific background on Bach's "Well-Tempered Clavier" or Antonio Stradivari's violins. I thoroughly enjoy reading through this book at random just for fun.

Good or bad .. the editors narrow the field of recordings down to one or two top picks per major work - which allows a quick selection to be made with a reasonable chance of satisfaction by the beginning classical music consumer. While such recommendations will always be subjective and somewhat limiting, the ones here are a decent starting place for newer listeners and explained as to why they were chosen. So, guides as this are ideal for listeners who just want a couple quick recommendations without a lot of analysis. Others more involved will want to have a look at Penguin, Gramophone or Third Ear guides.
Thetahuginn
Extremely informative. This is concise and a great guide. I highly recommend it as a basic reference for classical music.
Hamrl
This is the best guide I've found for the newcomer to classical music. Full of well written descriptions of composers and their works. It helped me tremendously in approaching the daunting and confusing body of works & recordings and I still pick it up regularly for casual reading and as a reference.

To complain that this isn't a 1500 page comprehensive guide with everyone's favorite composers is to miss the point entirely. There are plenty of other books to choose from that serve that purpose but as a starting point you can't do better than this.
Pooker
This guide is, on the whole, an excellent book. The only things I do not like about it are
A. that Romanian composer and musician George Enescu is not even mentioned here - not only was he Romania's best composer, he was also Yehudi Menuhin's mentor and idol. It is strange for this guide to not even mention someone like Enescu, who is held in such high esteem by Menuhin, whom many regard as the greatest violinist of the 20th century; and
B. that in the case of Mozart, for instance, the book only speaks about what it considers to be Mozart's best operas, but what is frustrating is that it does not even mention the titles of Mozart's other important operas.
It would have been a lot more helpful if this guide had also provided a (quasi-complete) list of each composer's works before dealing with certain "more relevant" of these works on an individual basis. For instance, Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, Idomeneo, and La Clemenza di Tito are among those operas that are not even mentioned here. They should have been mentioned even if only in passing, even if only to give the reader a more complete picture of Mozart's opratic work.
Yahm
The Rough Guide to Opera is an excellent and fairly comprehensive guide to opera in generak and even recent (modern?) opera.