The History of Classical Music (Non Fiction)

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, this is the story of over 1000 years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music th…

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, this is the story of over 1000 years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Sonata form, serial music, polyphony – many musical expressions are also explained – with the text illustrated by performances from some of the major recordings of recent years (all but a few taken from the Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues).

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