The Essential Canon of Classical Music

The Essential Canon of Classical Music

David Dubal


The final consultant to classical composers and their music-for either the amateur and the skilled listener

Music, in accordance with Aaron Copland, can thrive provided that there are "gifted listeners." yet ultra-modern listeners needs to make a choice from classical and rock, opera and rap, and the alternatives can look overwhelming every now and then. In The crucial Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal involves assistance from the suffering listener and offers a cultural-literacy guide for classical tune. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most vital to an figuring out of classical song and provides a finished, chronological advisor to their lives and works. He has searched past the normal canon to introduce readers to little-known works by way of essentially the most respected names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as good as to the most important works of lesser-known composers. In a lively and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the idea of "masterpieces" and in its place to foster a brand new iteration of grasp listeners. the result's an unusual number of the wonders classical tune has to offer.

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