Conheça o livro e compre online. Livro The Penguin Companion To Classical Music – Griffiths, Paul – ISBN: 0141009241.
This book provides a comprehensive A to Z guide to every aspect of some 1,000 years of Western music. It explores in detail the lives and achievements of a vast range of composers, from such giants as Bach, Mozart and Wagner to relatively unfamiliar but rewarding figures – Ali-Zadeh, Balakauskas and Caldara among them. It discusses individual works, offers plot synopses of operas and ballets, and considers the careers of major performers. It looks at historical movements and trends, the evolution of musical instruments and the development of different forms – from medieval plainsong to contemporary minimalism. It also explains the vocabulary of classical music – the vast array of technical terms that describe how works are written and performed.