The History of Classical Music

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Richard Fawkes

Narrated By: Robert Powell

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Date: January 1997

Duration: 5 hours 14 minutes


From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years. From Gregorian chant to Stravinsky and Gorecki, 150 musical excerpts illustrate the narrative.


History of Classical Music

by Richard Fawkes

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History of Classical Music, Richard Fawkes