The History of Classical Music

  • by Richard Fawkes
  • Narrated by Robert Powell
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Very pleasant way to read a book !

This is a very informative audio book that takes you through the history of music . It is well presented by the actor Robert Powell whose' rich voice does the subject justice. A very interesting and absorbing way of taking in information!
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- Kindle Customer


Rather too academic in style but without any great depth of insight to justify the dry presentation. No narrative to hold it all together and it skipped around without any explanation of why. I found it hard work without any real reward.
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- Richard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2000
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks