The First Book of the Great Musicians (Yesterday's Classics) (Paperback)
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A delightful introduction to the major composers that takes readers on a journey of discovery and leaves them eager to learn more. In this first book, the reader comes to know Purcell, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Greg, Elgar, and McDowell, first through stories of their childhood and then through representative pieces of their music, selected for appeal on first hearing. Chapters on Counterpoint, Fugues, Sonatas, Symphonies, and Orchestras appear at just the right point in the narrative.