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The Penguin Companion to Classical Music


In this impressive volume, music critic Paul Griffiths offers a succinct and comprehensive guide to the history, forms, and personalities of classical music. Here readers will find: Biographies of thousands of composers from Albinoni to Zappa, with in-depth treatment of major figures Coverage of individual works, including plot summaries of operas and ballets Articles on the history of music and instruments Entries on musical forms, from medieval plainchant to z contemporary minimalism Clear definitions of technical terms ...

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The Penguin Companion to Classical Music
2005, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140515596

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