The content of this book is very informative and thorough.
I now can listen classical music -- indeed, to any common-practice period music -- with much more insight, understanding, and enjoyment than I could heretofore.
In The Classical Style Charles Rosen does a marvelous job characterizing the music epitomized by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Gave it as a gift to a professional cellist. He told me he found it not only informative and useful, but also an enjoyable read.Published 5 months ago by Arthur Shapiro
For me anyway. I find it really difficult to get through a few pages at a time because there is so much there to reflect on. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alan S. Mathias
I own everything Charles Rosen has written. The original Classical Style was one of my first books. I have had the great good fortune to have worked with him as a conductor. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is one of the very best books on music that I've ever read. I disagree with the unfavorable reviews and find that Rosen writes with authority, insight, and humor. Read morePublished on January 4, 2011 by Walter Koehler
This is one of the greatest books ever written. It was my introduction to the structure of classical music, and without it that whole world would have remained opaque to me. Read morePublished on October 10, 2010 by toronto
I needed a concise book giving me information on the classical style by the top three composers at the time. This book is it.Published on November 7, 2009 by Song & Game
In The Classical Style Charles Rosen does a marvelous job characterizing the music epitomized by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Read morePublished on May 14, 2009 by Barnaby Thieme
The content of this book is very informative and thorough. However, the language is very "academic" and at times verbose. Read morePublished on February 9, 2009 by Erol Ozsever