Packed with photographs, composer biographies, analyses of major
works, and essential information on every musical genre, style,
form, instrument, and ensemble, DK's "Complete Classical Music
Guide" is a portable encyclopedic guide to more than one thousand
years of Western classical music.
From Bach to Berlioz, Glinka to Gershwin, Stravinsky to
Shostakovich, and everyone in between, the "Complete Classical
Music Guide" contains more than three hundred composer profiles,
and offers a clear definition of the particular styles and
characteristics of seven key eras: Early Music (1000-1600); The
Baroque Era (1600-1750); The Classical Era (1750-1820); The
Romantic Era (1810-1920); Romantic Opera (1810-1920); National
Schools (1830-1950); and Modern Music (1900-).
The "Complete Classical Music Guide" also includes a timeline
that charts the evolution of musical styles and forms, instruments,
and provides explanations of the building blocks of music --
melody, harmony, rhythm, texture, form, tempo, and dynamics.
Previously published as "Eyewitness Companion: Classical Music,"
this book has been reformatted and designed and now comes packaged
in an exclusive presentation slipcase.