Discover Music (Paperback)
Providing readers with an insight into how music makes magic, this straightforward, accessible volume provides explanations of how music works, why it has such a special power and provides an overview of the history of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present day by focusing on great masterpieces of music from all periods. The volume outlines the art of listening and combines straightforward explanations of technical matters with graduated listening guides of a single attractive piece of music. The author examines the elements of music, music around the world, from the Middle Ages: 400-1400, the Renaissance: 1400-1600, and the Baroque Era: 1600-1750, to the Classic Era: 1750-1800, Beethoven, the Nineteenth century and the classical and jazz scenes of the Twentieth Century. For those interested in music appreciation.