The Classical Music Book

Designer: Dorling Kindersley

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Learn about the world's greatest classical compositions and musical traditions in The Classical Music Book.

Part of the fascinating Big Ideas series, this book tackles tricky topics and themes in a simple and easy to follow format. Learn about Classic Music in this overview guide to the subject, brilliant for novices looking to find out more and experts wishing to refresh their knowledge alike! 
The Classical Music Book brings a fresh and vibrant take on the topic through eye-catching graphics and diagrams to immerse yourself in.

This captivating book will broaden your understanding of Classical Music, with:

- More than 90 pieces of world-famous music
- Packed with facts, charts, timelines and graphs to help explain core concepts
- A visual approach to big subjects with striking illustrations and graphics throughout
- Easy to follow text makes topics accessible for people at any level of understanding

The Classical Music Book is a captivating introduction to music theory, crucial composers and the impact of seminal pieces, aimed at adults with an interest in the subject and students wanting to gain more of an overview. Here you'll discover more than 90 works by famous composers from the early period to the modern day, through exciting text and bold graphics.

Your Classical Music Questions, Simply Explained

From Mozart to Mendelssohn, this fresh new guide goes beyond your typical music books, offering a comprehensive guide to classical music history and biography. If you thought it was difficult to learn about music theory, 
The Classical Music Book presents key information in a clear layout. Explore the main ideas underpinning the world's greatest compositions and musical traditions, and define their importance to the musical canon and into their wider social, cultural, and historical context.

The Big Ideas Series

With millions of copies sold worldwide, 
The Classical Music Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas series from DK. The series uses striking graphics along with engaging writing, making big topics easy to understand.
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 20.3 x 2.5 x 24 cm