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What Makes It Great: Short Masterpieces, Great Composers

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by
Rob Kapilow

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File size: 21.1 MB

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Language: English

A fresh guide to classical music from the acclaimed creator of NPR’s “What Makes It Great”™

Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for two decades with his What Makes It Great? series on NPR’s Performance Today, at Lincoln Center, and in concert halls throughout the US and Canada. In this book, he focuses on short masterpieces by major composers to help you understand the essence of each composer’s genius and how each piece-which can be heard on the book’s web site-transformed the musical language of its time. Kapilow’s down-to-earth approach makes music history easy to grasp no matter what your musical background.

This book, along with the music on the companion web site, is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in classical music, whether first-time listener, experienced concertgoer or performing musician, offering an entree into the world of eighteen great composers and a collection of individual masterpieces spanning almost two hundred years.

A fresh guide to classical music from the acclaimed creator of NPR’s “What Makes It Great”™

Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for two decades with his What Makes It Great? series on NPR’s Performance Today, at Lincoln Center, and in concert halls throughout the US and Canada. In this book, he focuses on short masterpieces by major composers to help you understand the essence of each composer’s genius and how each piece-which can be… (more)

A fresh guide to classical music from the acclaimed creator of NPR’s “What Makes It Great”™

Rob Kapilow has been helping audiences hear more in great music for two decades with his What Makes It Great? series on NPR’s Performance Today, at Lincoln Center, and in concert halls throughout the US and Canada. In this book, he focuses on short masterpieces by major composers to help you understand the essence of each composer’s genius and how each piece-which can be heard on the book’s web site-transformed the musical language of its time. Kapilow’s down-to-earth approach makes music history easy to grasp no matter what your musical background.

This book, along with the music on the companion web site, is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in classical music, whether first-time listener, experienced concertgoer or performing musician, offering an entree into the world of eighteen great composers and a collection of individual masterpieces spanning almost two hundred years.

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