The Story of Music

The Story of Music

Non-Fiction, Music
Paperback Published on: 03/10/2013
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Synopsis

*** Accompanies BBC2's major new TV series and The Story of Music in 50 Pieces on Radio 3 ***

In his dynamic tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop, Howard Goodall leads us through the story of music as it happened, idea by idea, so that each musical innovation – harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance music, recording, broadcasting – strikes us with its original force. He focuses on what changed when and why, picking out the discoveries that revolutionised man-made sound and bringing to life musical visionaries from the little-known Pérotin to the colossus of Wagner. Along the way, he also gives refreshingly clear descriptions of what music is and how it works: what scales are all about, why some chords sound discordant and what all post-war pop songs have in common.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099587170
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 279g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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