I didn't get what I wanted, but turns out, got something else....and its great.
The NPR book is younger, more detailed, more information on a wider variety of artists and composers and in my opinion ; much better.
I think this is a fantastic resource for people starting to learn about classical music.
This is a very good music encyclopedia for the targeted audience. So there are really two questions: 1) why is this book only very good, and 2) who is the targeted audience? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joseph Kline PhD, MD
Enjoyable reference book and fun just to page through. Bought this as a gift, one for my son on his way to the Eastman Conservatory, and another for his friend on his way to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jill McLaughlin
Great book for any opera lovers library. Have referred to it many times and still learning about singers, composers, conductors, etc. A good book for someone's library.Published 9 months ago by Barbara Chisler
While Mr. Libbey is certainly knowledgable and is also an interesting writer, his talents are wasted here. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Thomas G Lemke
best feature is the access to recordings of many of the referenced works. Recommend to lovers of western music tradition.Published 14 months ago by Victor Papale
This is a must have for any music lover. I really like the fact that there is a website to refer to very musical illustrations of terms and concepts.Published 16 months ago by DLHudoba
Great resource! It was a great refresher for me, but also I learned new things as well. I would recommend it to anyone.Published 21 months ago by Jennifer Bess Mason
Perfect...I have had one for years and found it very useful. Got one for my brother for Christmas this year.Published on January 17, 2013 by Larry Holmes