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Classical Music 101 by Fred Plotkin
Classical Music 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Classical Music
By Fred Plotkin
This comprehensive and accessible book is an ideal way to discover classical music. Writing in his usual clear and highly entertaining prose, music expert Fred Plotkin explores a thousand years of music and helps the reader learn how to be an expert listener, which is essential for learning to love classical music. Important musicians, such as pianist Emanuel Ax, singer Marilyn Horne, and conductor James Levine, speak about their art in interviews.
“While most such books are at least partially chronological, Plotkin's revolves almost entirely around the orchestra's instruments and the listening experience… A valuable feature are the interviews with classical musicians interspersed throughout.” - Library Journal
About the Author
Fred Plotkin is one of America’s foremost experts on opera and has distinguished himself in many fields as a writer, speaker, consultant and as a compelling teacher.
- Paperback: 688 pages
- Publisher: Hyperion; 1 edition (September 18, 2002)
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.5 x 7.8 inches
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