The book is packed with fascinating information, is beautifully organized and presented with humor.
I've bought Goulding's "Classical music, the 50 greatest composers and their 1,000 greatest works" and Libbey's "The NPR guide to building a classical CD collection".
If you have any interest in learning about the history and composition of classical music, I highly recommend this book.
Very good and comprehensive. A lot to learn for the novice and includes a lot of history of the life of some composers! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gunter HORMANN
Great to go with audio lecture that I got it from Audible for only $7.50. So for under twenty dollars I have access to a world class educational course on music. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ron Jimenez
Very nice book if you've started interesting in the classical music. Fine writing and pleasant reading for the novice and already more experienced listener. Recommended.Published 7 months ago by Krzysztof Maj
The author has a ton of videos out and people are loving them. The book and video combo provide a really good resource for those who want to enhance their listening skills. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Alan S. Mathias
This is an easy to follow and illuminating survey of classical music -- in the words of its own subtitle, a guide to its history, culture, and heart. Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. R. Trtek
Top-notch, clearly written survey of the history of music. I especially appreciated the explanation of musical terms (particularly musical forms) that I have encountered over many... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer