The Rough Guide to Classical Music

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Penguin, May 17, 2010 - Music - 688 pages
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This expanded and completely revised fifth edition is a unique ebook, spanning a thousand years of music from Gregorian chant via Bach and Beethoven to current leading lights such as Thomas Adčs and Kaija Saariaho. There are concise biographical profiles of more than 200 composers and informative summaries of the major compositions in all genres, from chamber works to operatic epics. Topics such as the influence of jazz, notation, conducting, the madrigal, and why Stradivarius made such great violins are covered fully in feature boxes. The Rough Guide to Classical Music in a new ebook (PDF) fromat has been praised for its mix of well-known composers with more obscure, but interesting, figures (like Antoine Brumel and Barbara Strozzi), and for the way it takes contemporary music seriously.
 

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Contents

John Adams 1
1
Thomas Adčs 4
4
Isaac Albéniz 6
6
Tomaso Albinoni 8
8
Gregorio Allegri 9
9
Louis Andriessen 10
10
Malcolm Arnold 12
12
Grazyna Bacewicz 14
14
Franz Liszt 305
305
JeanBaptiste Lully 310
310
Witold Lutoslawski 311
311
Elisabeth Lutyens 314
314
Guillaume de Machaut 316
316
James MacMillan 318
318
Elizabeth Maconchy 320
320
Gustav Mahler 322
322

CPE Bach 16
16
JS Bach 18
18
Samuel Barber 33
33
Agustín Pio Barrios 34
34
Béla Bartók 36
36
Arnold Bax 41
41
Ludwig van Beethoven 45
45
Vincenzo Bellini 63
63
George Benjamin 65
65
Alban Berg 67
67
Luciano Berio 71
71
Hector Berlioz 74
74
Leonard Bernstein 78
78
Heinrich Biber 79
79
Harrison Birtwistle 81
81
Georges Bizet 84
84
Luigi Boccherini 85
85
Alexander Borodin 87
87
Lili Boulanger 89
89
Pierre Boulez 90
90
Johannes Brahms 93
93
Benjamin Britten 103
103
Max Bruch 108
108
Anton Bruckner 110
110
Antoine Brumel 118
118
Ferruccio Busoni 119
119
Dietrich Buxtehude 121
121
William Byrd 122
122
John Cage 125
125
MarieJoseph Canteloube 127
127
Giacomo Carissimi 128
128
Elliott Carter 129
129
Francesco Cavalli 132
132
Emmanuel Chabrier 133
133
MarcAntoine Charpentier 135
135
Frédéric Chopin 136
136
Muzio Clementi 142
142
Aaron Copland 143
143
Arcangelo Corelli 147
147
François Couperin 148
148
Luigi Dallapiccola 151
151
Claude Debussy 152
152
Léo Delibes 158
158
Frederick Delius 159
159
Gaetano Donizetti 161
161
John Dowland 163
163
Guillaume Dufay 165
165
Paul Dukas 166
166
John Dunstable 168
168
Henri Duparc 169
169
Maurice Duruflé 170
170
Henri Dutilleux 172
172
Antonín Dvorák 173
173
Hanns Eisler 180
180
Edward Elgar 181
181
Manuel de Falla 188
188
Gabriel Fauré 190
190
Morton Feldman 194
194
César Franck 196
196
Giovanni Gabrieli 199
199
Roberto Gerhard 200
200
George Gershwin 202
202
Carlo Gesualdo 204
204
Orlando Gibbons 207
207
Umberto Giordano 208
208
Philip Glass 209
209
Alexander Glazunov 212
212
Mikhail Glinka 213
213
Christoph Willibald Gluck 215
215
Henryk Górecki 216
216
Charles François Gounod 219
219
Percy Grainger 220
220
Enrique Granados 222
222
Edvard Grieg 223
223
Sofia Gubaidulina 227
227
George Frideric Handel 230
230
Karl Amadeus Hartmann 240
240
Jonathan Harvey 242
242
Joseph Haydn 244
244
Hans Werner Henze 253
253
Hildegard of Bingen 255
255
Paul Hindemith 258
258
Gustav Holst 262
262
Arthur Honegger 264
264
Johann Nepomuck Hummel 265
265
Engelbert Humperdinck 267
267
Charles Ives 268
268
Leoš Janácek 271
271
Josquin Desprez 275
275
Mauricio Kagel 277
277
Aram Khachaturian 279
279
Oliver Knussen 280
280
Zoltán Kodály 282
282
Erich Wolfgang Korngold 285
285
György Kurtág 288
288
Helmut Lachenmann 291
291
Francesco Landini 293
293
Roland de Lassus 294
294
William Lawes 295
295
Franz Lehár 298
298
Ruggero Leoncavallo 299
299
György Ligeti 300
300
Magnus Lindberg 304
304
Frank Martin 330
330
Bohuslav Martinu 332
332
Pietro Mascagni 334
334
Jules Massenet 335
335
Nicholas Maw 337
337
Peter Maxwell Davies 339
339
Felix Mendelssohn 341
341
Olivier Messiaen 346
346
Darius Milhaud 350
350
Claudio Monteverdi 351
351
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 356
356
Tristan Murail 371
371
Modest Mussorgsky 373
373
Conlon Nancarrow 376
376
Carl Nielsen 378
378
Luigi Nono 382
382
Michael Nyman 384
384
Johannes Ockeghem 387
387
Jacques Offenbach 388
388
Carl Orff 390
390
Johann Pachelbel 392
392
Nicolň Paganini 393
393
Giovanni da Palestrina 396
396
Hubert Parry 398
398
Arvo Pärt 399
399
Krzysztof Penderecki 401
401
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 403
403
Perotin 405
405
Francis Poulenc 407
407
Michael Praetorius 411
411
Sergey Prokofiev 414
414
Giacomo Puccini 423
423
Henry Purcell 426
426
Sergey Rachmaninov 432
432
JeanPhilippe Rameau 437
437
Einojuhani Rautavaara 440
440
Maurice Ravel 441
441
Max Reger 446
446
Steve Reich 448
448
Ottorino Respighi 452
452
Wolfgang Rihm 453
453
Nikolai RimskyKorsakov 455
455
Joaquín Rodrigo 457
457
Gioacchino Rossini 458
458
Poul Ruders 461
461
Kaija Saariaho 463
463
Camille SaintSaëns 465
465
Erik Satie 468
468
Alessandro Scarlatti 470
470
Domenico Scarlatti 471
471
Giacinto Scelsi 474
474
Alfred Schnittke 476
476
Arnold Schoenberg 478
478
Franz Schreker 485
485
Franz Schubert 486
486
Robert Schumann 499
499
Heinrich Schütz 508
508
Alexander Scriabin 510
510
Dmitri Shostakovich 513
513
Jean Sibelius 520
520
Bedrich Smetana 527
527
Ethel Smyth 529
529
Karlheinz Stockhausen 531
531
Alessandro Stradella 535
535
The Strauss family 536
536
Richard Strauss 537
537
Igor Stravinsky 544
544
Barbara Strozzi 552
552
Josef Suk 555
555
Arthur Sullivan 556
556
Karol Szymanowski 558
558
Toru Takemitsu 562
562
Thomas Tallis 564
564
Giuseppe Tartini 567
567
John Tavener 570
570
John Taverner 571
571
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 572
572
Georg Philipp Telemann 581
581
Michael Tippett 583
583
Michael Torke 586
586
MarkAnthony Turnage 588
588
Viktor Ullmann 590
590
Edgard Varčse 593
593
Ralph Vaughan Williams 594
594
Giuseppe Verdi 600
600
Tomás Luis de Victoria 605
605
Heitor VillaLobos 606
606
Antonio Vivaldi 608
608
Richard Wagner 613
613
William Walton 620
620
Carl Maria von Weber 622
622
Anton Webern 625
625
Kurt Weill 628
628
Judith Weir 630
630
Silvius Leopold Weiss 631
631
CharlesMarie Widor 633
633
Hugo Wolf 635
635
Iannis Xenakis 638
638
Alexander Zemlinsky 641
641
Glossary 643
643
Index 667
667
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