Masterworks: Musical Discovery: A Musical Discovery

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For freshman/sophomore-level courses in music appreciation.

Masterworks, Portfolio Edition is a price-friendly alternative to traditional music appreciation texts. Consisting of a textbook and a free music compact disk included with every text, Masterworks, Portfolio Edition is designed to introduce students to the most important music of the Western tradition, classical and popular and provide the student with the greatest textbook value at the lowest price available.

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Masterworks: A Musical Discovery, Portfolio Edition is an integrated approach to classical and contemporary music from Gregorian chant to sound synthesis. Engaging, comprehensive, and affordable, it is the perfect companion to the study of music.

Masterworks: Portfolio Edition offers:

  • A FREE CD containing over 75 minutes of recorded music discussed within the text. A 3 CD compilation of additional music is also available for purchase or packaging
  • A superb repertoire of recorded performances, including the Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, with George Szell, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Glenn Gould, Murray Perahia, and Renata Scotto
  • 55 Listening Charts which guide the student step-by-step through the music

About the Author:

D. Kern Holoman presents an elegantly crafted narrative that draws on his long experience as lecturer in the popular Introduction to Music course at the University of California, Davis. Conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra, Holoman is author of articles and books on Berlioz and orchestral life in 19th-century France.

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