The Resource 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World, (electronic resource)

50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World, (electronic resource)

50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World
50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World
An eclectic, fun and informative guide to the 50 moments that changed classical music forever, from technological advances in music recording and practical innovations, to landmark concerts, the births and deaths of the great composers, and much more. Published in partnership with Classic FM, the book will have a wide appeal to classical music fans of all kinds, seeking equally to educate, inform and entertain, and uncovers a rich and often unexpected history of classical music. Written by the authors of the bestselling The Classic FM Hall of Fame and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music ... But Were Too Afraid to Ask, 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World is the perfect gift for the classical music aficionado, as well as anyone new to the genre looking to get their first foothold on the mountain of classical music
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  • Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; 1 Banging and Blowing: The First Musical Instruments; 2 Sing a Song of Christmas: The Development of the Carol; 3 Getting it Written Down: The Introduction of Musical Notation; 4 Changing the Tune: The First Use of Polyphony; 5 The Cruellest Cut: Castrati Come to Prominence; 6 Strike Up the Band: The Invention of the Symphony; 7 Making it in a Man's World: Hildegard of Bingen; 8 Sharing the Music: The Invention of the Printing Press; 9 By Royal Appointment: The Master of the King's Musick; 10 Music and Movement: The First Ballet
  • 11 Baroque 'n' Roll: A New Musical Era12 A Capital Hit: Handel in London; 13 Religious Change: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation; 14 Words and Music: The First Opera; 15 The World's Greatest Opera House: La Scala, Milan; 16 Classic Discovery: Another Era of Change; 17 The Instrument-Maker Extraordinaire: Antonio Stradivari; 18 Taking the Orchestra to Another Level: Hector Berlioz; 19 The World's First Classical Music Superstar: Franz Liszt; 20 Romanticism Arrives: Beethoven's 'Eroica'; 21 Putting on a Show: The Founding of the Royal Philharmonic Society
  • 22 Beating Time: The Baton and the Conductor23 Rewriting the Rules: The 'Tristan Chord'; 24 A New World Order: Impressionism and Classical Music; 25 A Matter of Record: The Invention of the Gramophone; 26 Musical Numbers: The Advent of Serialism; 27 We Predict a Riot: Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring; 28 The Lure of the Silver Screen: The First Film Soundtrack; 29 A New Polish: 'Furniture Music'; 30 Making Money and All That Jazz: George Gershwin; 31 Back to the Future: The Rediscovery of Vivaldi's Violin Concertos; 32 Silence Is Golden: John Cage's 4'33""
  • 33 The TV Age: Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts34 After This Break: Classical Music and Advertising; 35 Russian Revolution: The Death of Joseph Stalin; 36 The Pianist Who Conquered Russia: Van Cliburn; 37 Cartoon Classics: Walt Disney's Fantasia; 38 Less Is More: The Introduction of Minimalism; 39 Hitting the Right Note: The 1980 International Chopin Piano Competition; 40 The Medium Is the Message: The Invention of the Compact Disc; 41 New Ways of Doing Business: The Budget Classical Label; 42 On Top of the World: The Three Tenors in Rome
  • 43 Music for the Masses: Classic FM Is Born44 Classical -- But Not as You Know It: Crossover Music; 45 Digital Dexterity: Composing on Computer; 46 Music as Peace: The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra; 47 The Next Generation: The Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra and El Sistema; 48 Technology Changes Everything Again: The Digital Download Revolution; 49 World Wide Web: Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir; 50 Could Video Kill the Classical Star? Videogame Soundtracks; Where to Find Out More; Acknowledgements; About the Authors; Index; Copyright
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