Language of the Spirit

Language of the Spirit

An Introduction to Classical Music

Book - 2017
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A preeminent composer and music scholar, tracing the history of Western music, introduces readers to classical music and the most important composers and compositions, explaining the underlying structure and logic of their music.
Publisher: New York :, Basic Books,, [2017]
Description: xiii, 321 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780465097548
Branch Call Number: 781.68 Swa


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Apr 18, 2018

I was looking forward to reading this, perhaps too much. Many composers are given 3 to 10 page bios which is focused on their work, slap on an intro and a conclusion, and the book is done. The writing is clear and inviting, and a touch personal.

Dec 14, 2017

A great compendium of the composers who have shaped our appreciation of music over the centuries. I am enjoying the author's suggested pieces for listening. See

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