Classical Music 101

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Fred Plotkin

Narrated By: Fred Plotkin

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: March 2004

Duration: 19 hours 30 minutes


In clear and entertaining prose, Plotkin explores a thousand years of music, introduces listeners to more than 100 great works, and profiles in depth many significant composers, including Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, Dvoxak, and Mahler. He describes all the musical instruments in the orchestra, defines major musical terms, and makes music theory comprehensible for the uninitiated. There are also conversations with important musicians who offer fascinating insights about their art.

** Extended track length may prohibit the ability to transfer this title to regular audio CD.


  • Bob Miner

    This was the worst audiobook I have ever received from this site or others. Not only was the author repetitive and boring, but can you imagine an audiobook on music that has no examples of music on it? It requires you to go out and find ALL the records of music reviewed as you listen to the book. I almost never write reviews for this sort of thing, but feel I must warn other people about this waste of time. The book should be removed from stock.

  • Anonymous

    I couldn't finish it. He said the same thing for the fist 3 chapters. The Music he tells you to listen to is not included.