This is one of the very best books on music that I've ever read.
Though I didn't always agree with the author's conclusions, this book is still the best out there that I have read on the subject and is well worth reading.
In The Classical Style Charles Rosen does a marvelous job characterizing the music epitomized by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
I bought this as a gift for my husband. He is a musician and music conductor. He enjoyed it very much as he loves to compare the old masters and their works.Published 11 days ago by Caroline Mast
I purchased this for an class and it's now a valuable addition to my reference library.Published 2 months ago by LAP
Whether you like Charles Rosen as a pianist or author this is a good read. The three composers it covers are probably the best three composers in all of classical music. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. A. Scott
A history centering on sonata form written by an eminent scholar and pianist. I read much of as an adjunct to Jonathan Biss's MOOC from the Curtis Institute on Exploring... Read morePublished 4 months ago by BuyerOfManyBooks
Sorry to admit was over my head, perhaps better for professional musicians or scholarsPublished 4 months ago by e h green
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 12 months ago by Arthur Shapiro