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Classical Music Without Fear: A Guide For General Audiences Paperback – October 29, 2003

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (October 29, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0253216184
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253216182
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,283,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This fabulous book will appeal to novices, professionals and everyone in—between." —André Watts

"Williams Tobias gives friendly advice on how to get into music, definitions and explanations, and offers 'time zones' to put it all in place, complete with artistic examples of those periods. A well—considered, nicely put—together guide.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch" —Dispatch


About the Author

Marianne Williams Tobias is a graduate of Harvard University, Longy School of Music and the University of Minnesota, where she earned a double D.M.A. in piano performance and historical musicology. A seasoned pianist, public radio commentator, lecturer, and writer, Tobias is known for her crisp, engaging style and lively narration. She lives in Indianapolis.

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15 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 27, 2003
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Boy, talk about taking the next step in the evolution of the "For Dummies" series! This really is a must-have for everyone, whether musicians and classical enthusiasts, or not. Dr. Tobias has written "for the masses," making everything fun and interesting, while imparting a great deal of information in a very palatable way. And the photos and illustrations are to DIE FOR. Everyone should rush out and buy copies, not only for themselves, but for all their families and friends. After all, Christmas IS just around the corner!
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