Synopses & Reviews
magazine music critic Michael Walsh has created for the rock ‘n roll generation a complete and totally irreverent guide to listening to, collecting, and enjoying classical music.
If rock ‘n roll just isn’t enough for you anymore; if you loved the music from Amadeus, 2001 and Ordinary People and want to know how to find more; or if you can’t wait to take full advantage of your new CD player with the music it was made for, here is a complete and totally irreverent guide to listening to, collecting, and enjoying classical music. It gives you:
-The basic beginner’s repertoire, from Bach partitas to Philip Glass operas
-The inside story of the great composers as real people with real foibles
-Suggested tunes for Sunday brunch, highway driving, morning jogs, and nighttime seductions
-And even de-mystifies the dreaded “o” –word (opera)!
Who’s Afraid of Classical Music? shows that when you know how to listen, this stuff can be as much fun as the Rolling Stones—and maybe more!