Classical Music Insights

Understanding and Enjoying Great Music

by Betsy Schwarm



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/9/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781426996689
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781426996672
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 434
ISBN : 9781426994203

About the Book

If you enjoy great music but want to know more about how it came to be the way it is - without investing time in a graduate degree - here are the background stories of over 200 great compositions. If you're only just coming to experiment with great music, here are guideposts to help you understand and enjoy what you encounter. The stories and sounds behind the scenes: welcome to Classical Music Insights.

About the Author

Betsy Schwarm has over twenty years experience in diverse fields of classical music: as a classical radio announcer, pre-performance speaker, author of classical concert program notes, opera recording engineer, and university professor of music history. She aims to make complex musical topics accessible and interesting to a general audience. In her book "Classical Music Insights," she shares stories and history that, over the years, her listeners have found interesting and insightful. Six of her later books are readily available in print and e-book form on Amazon.