Classical Music 1600-2000: A Chronology

Classical Music 1600-2000: A Chronology

By: Jon Paxman (author)Paperback

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Jon Paxman's ambitious book interprets four centuries of Western classical music by considering its evolution from two different perspectives.Each of the eight chapters covers a 50 year period, tracing stylistic progressions with particular reference to musical genres and geographical locations. A corresponding Chronology explores the lives of individual composers, patrons, publishers, impresarios, conductors and performers, so providing a cultural and social framework that helps put each musical development into a broader historical context. Monumental in scope but lucid in style, this book will prove invaluable to anyone - student or enthusiast - who wants to comprehend the overwhelmingly rich and sometimes complex evolution of Western classical music. With contributions by Terry Barfoot, Katy Hamilton, Thomas Lydon and Robert Rawson.

About Author

Jon Paxman is a freelance writer on music and the principal author and editor of this volume.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781844497737
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9781844497737
  • ISBN10: 1844497739

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