All Music Guide to Classical Music

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Filled with essential information on classical music, this guide covers more than one thousand composers and performers and discusses almost four thousand individual compositions, including more than three hundred operas. Original.

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The definitive source for information about classical music -- from Gregorian chant to the romantic period to opera to the modern era. This massive compilation of classical music information from the world-renowned 'All Music Guide' includes biographies of over 1000 composers and performers, individual descriptions and background information on nearly 4000 individual compositions (far more than any other reference book), non-technical introductory essays on various periods and genres of classical music, recording recommendations for all compositions and performers included, synopses of over 300 operas old and new, ballet synopses, interesting sidebars, and a glossary. For the world of the classics at your fingertips, look no further than this guide.

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ISBN 10:  0879308656 ISBN 13:  9780879308650
Publisher: Backbeat Books, 2005