The Rough Guide to Classical Music

The Rough Guide to Classical Music

Joe Staines


The tough advisor to Classical Music is the right guide, spanning one thousand years of tune from Gregorian chant through Bach and Beethoven to contemporaries resembling Thomas Ades and Kaija Saariaho. either a song buyer's advisor and a who is who, the consultant comprises concise biographical profiles of greater than two hundred composers and informative summaries of the main compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics.

For newcomers and specialists alike, this fully-updated 5th variation good points modern composer Helmut Lachenmann and Widor, the nineteenth century organ composer of "Toccata" marriage ceremony reputation, in addition to dozens extra works further for current composers. you can find a brand new "Top 10's" part with obtainable introductory listings together with the pinnacle 10 operas and the head 10 symphonies, plus new essays on themes comparable to "Baroque — a method or a period?" and "The clarinet comes of age."

The tough consultant to Classical Music positive aspects clean and incisive stories of countless numbers of CDs, picking some of the best of the newest recordings and reissues, in addition to greater than one hundred fifty illustrations of composers and performers, together with an extraordinary archive of photos.

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