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Not to Be Missed,
This review is from: How to Listen to Great Music: A Guide to Its History, Culture, and Heart (Great Courses) (Paperback)
This is a terrific read, absorbing,fast-paced,full of information and humor. No matter how much or how little musical knowledge the reader already has, this book is a fun guide to a deeper enjoyment of concert music. By knowing something of the historical and societal milieu surrounding a piece,one can appreciate its relevance not only when it was first written, but also in our own lives today. I will be re-reading my copy many times.