The Making of Music : The Making of Music

  • by James Naughtie
  • Narrated by uncredited
  • Series: The Making of Music
  • 6 hrs and 48 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The complete Radio 4 series examining the development and history of music. Presented by James Naughtie, from Radio 4s Today Programme and Bookclub and a regular voice of the Proms.

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Explore the world of music with a passionate guide

Exceptionally well written. James Naughtie (of Radio 4) is passionate about the history of music, and it's infectious.

Before listening I knew little about what most of us call "classical" music - but recognise some of the more well known stuff.

I didn't regularly listen to such music, but thought learning a little more might be interesting. I was wrong. It was not merely interesting, but gripping.

I've since bought 5 classical CDs and enjoyed them so much.
Naughtie gives us just enough background and colour to engage, without getting high-brow in any way. The music is the star of the audio-book, with history and the composers lives as the setting.
In my view, this is what audio-books were made for.
Parts one and two make up 12 hours of listening bliss.
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- Paul

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-11-2008
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited