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A-Z of Classical Music


Release Date: 10/17/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8555319-20   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The A-Z of Classical Music is a remarkable 562-page illustrated book detailing the lives of all the great composers as well as many less known but equally fascinating musical masters. Like the Naxos range of recordings itself, The A-Z of Classical Music is a rich source of inspiration for anyone either just embarking on a lifetime of musical enjoyment or for whom classical music has long been a way of life. Included within is an extensive glossary of musical terms plus a unique guide to classical music used in acclaimed films. Two-and-a-half hours of the finest music from across the centuries are contained on the accompanying 2 CDs. The A-Z of Classical Music is a remarkable 562-page illustrated book detailing the lives of all the great composers as well as many less known but equally fascinating musical masters. Like the Naxos range of recordings itself, The A-Z of Classical Music is a rich source of inspiration for anyone either just embarking on a lifetime of musical enjoyment or for whom classical music has long been a way of life. Included within is an extensive glossary of musical terms plus a unique guide to classical music used in acclaimed films. Two-and-a-half hours of the finest music from across the centuries are contained on the accompanying 2 CDs. Read less

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  8 Customer Reviews )
 Knowledge in a Box February 7, 2014 By Margaret S. (Delmont, PA) See All My Reviews "This collection and the accompanying book are a fabulous introduction to classical music. The selections are representative of each composer, appropriate and varied. The book is comprehensive, not at all snobby, and contains an astounding amount of information on composers both famous and obscure, detailing their works in all genres. Classical music used in film gets its own special section, very informative. And with the Bonus Area of 150 tracks to stream online with 25 free tracks to download, there isn't a better bargain available anywhere. Highly recommended--makes a great gift for music-lovers and neophytes alike," Report Abuse
 Excellence in a Small Package January 14, 2014 By Robert E. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "Excellent compilation of musical selections accompanied by a quite comprehensive reference tool. Both the music and the small tome that comes with it are very comforting to have near at hand." Report Abuse
 Excellent Purchase July 18, 2012 By C. Mosby (Las Vegas, NV) See All My Reviews "I usually don't write reviews, but this purchase calls for one. The booklet that accompanies the CD is well worth much more than the asking price! It is the most comprehensive classical music publication I've come across in several years. It was a tremedous help in organizing my library!" Report Abuse
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