The Modern Scholar: Masterpieces of Western Music

  • by Jeffrey Lependorf
  • Narrated by Jeffrey Lependorf
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

This lecture series focuses on the very best of Western music, and as we progress through these lectures, the following are two important questions that we will seek to answer as we examine the various musical selections: What makes these works masterpieces? Why highlight these works?

These works share, for the most part, a common language, and were all composed to be listened to in the concert hall.
The works have stood the test of time - they remain popular and can be found annually on concert programs.
These works are loved not only by audiences, but have served as quintessential models for other composers as well.
These works stand up to repeated listenings - in fact, the more we study them, the more they seem to yield.
In addition, the course highlights relevant details of the lives of the great composers and aids in developing a knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Western music.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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An Introduction to classical music

a beautiful interesting and fascinating insight and introduction to the world of classical music and its composers
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- Brian

surprisingly good

I was looking for a history of music but got much more than that; history, musical appreciation, indeph explanation of the composition and the times etc. very clear, the lecturer is so passionate it's contagios. loved every bit of it. I will listen to some units again. It also has a website.
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- Jacky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books