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Book News Annotation:

For the general reader, Lee (classics, U. of Toronto, Canada) introduces the instrumental music of 50 composers, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. After defining specific concepts of instrumental music, including instruments, keys, forms, and genres, he describes the music by country and in chronological order. He comments on one or more pieces by composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Gershwin, and Prt, and includes recommended recordings. The book comes with two CDs containing 13 pieces. No index or bibliography is provided. Lee is a commentator for the Metropolitan Opera.
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Book News Annotation:

For the general reader, Lee (classics, U. of Toronto, Canada) introduces the instrumental music of 50 composers, from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. After defining specific concepts of instrumental music, including instruments, keys, forms, and genres, he describes the music by country and in chronological order. He comments on one or more pieces by composers such as Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Verdi, Wagner, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Gershwin, and Prt, and includes recommended recordings. The book comes with two CDs containing 13 pieces. No index or bibliography is provided. Lee is a commentator for the Metropolitan Opera. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From Mozart to Debussy to Olivier Messiaen, the works of 50 composers are closely examined in The Great Instrumental Works. It is a book for anyone who enjoys the lively arts of opera, drama, film, literature, and popular song and who wants to find out what is really going on in the symphonies of Mozart, the string quartets of Beethoven, the orchestral works of Debussy and Ravel, and the contemporary pieces of Olivier Messiaen and Arvo Part. The author, Father Owen Lee, is an internationally known commentator on music and the arts, and writes with a style that has been called "rich, dense, and profound" (Citizen's Weekly), "highly readable" (Choice), and "often irreverently amusing" (Opera News). With Father Lee as a guide, the intricacies of classical forms and key relationships are rendered not only intelligible but meaningful, the music itself becomes life-enhancing, and its great composers come vividly to life.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781574671179
Author:
Lee, M. Owen
Publisher:
Amadeus Press
Subject:
Instrumental music
Subject:
Music appreciation
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Instruction & Study - Appreciation
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music - Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Unlocking the Masters
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
266
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.70 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From Mozart to Debussy to Olivier Messiaen, the works of 50 composers are closely examined in The Great Instrumental Works. It is a book for anyone who enjoys the lively arts of opera, drama, film, literature, and popular song and who wants to find out what is really going on in the symphonies of Mozart, the string quartets of Beethoven, the orchestral works of Debussy and Ravel, and the contemporary pieces of Olivier Messiaen and Arvo Part. The author, Father Owen Lee, is an internationally known commentator on music and the arts, and writes with a style that has been called "rich, dense, and profound" (Citizen's Weekly), "highly readable" (Choice), and "often irreverently amusing" (Opera News). With Father Lee as a guide, the intricacies of classical forms and key relationships are rendered not only intelligible but meaningful, the music itself becomes life-enhancing, and its great composers come vividly to life.
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