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Classical Music - (World of Art) by Julian Rushton (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 194

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: History & Criticism

Series Title: World of Art

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

Age Range: Adult

Author: Julian Rushton

Language: English

TCIN: 78479188
UPC: 9780500202104
Item Number (DPCI): 247-01-2889


The period of musical history from c. 1750 to c. 1830, generally known as the "Classical" era, gave birth to a body of works that has come to be regarded as the indestructible foundation of the modern repertory of Western Music. It is the period of such masterpieces as Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Haydn's "The Creation" and Beethoven's "Choral Symphony"; of Gluck's innovative operas and the flamboyant ones of Rossini; and of fascinating and beautiful works of all kinds from such composers as C.P.E. Bach, Weber, and Schubert. But as Julian Rushton reminds us, there are many composers less celebrated today (Jommelli, Traetta, Hummel, Spontini, Mehel, to name a few) whose contribution is still being evaluated. Rushton illuminates all of these composers and their works within the cultural background of the Encyclopaedists, of Goethe and Schiller, of Neoclassicism and incipient Romanticism. 50 illus.
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