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.