In vivid color, this history of music presents the salient moments of one of mankind's most exalting ventures. The first use of simple work songs, the severity of the Gregorian chant and the carefree tunes of the minstrels, the polyphony of Medieval times and the great musical diversity of the Renaissance, the fruitfulness of Handel and the unmatched perfectionism of Beethoven, the patriotic impetus of Verdi and the touching lyricism of Puccini, the primordial rhythms of Stravinsky and the unorthodox, experimental compositions of Cage. These and other highlights of musical history are represented in striking cartoon drawings that amuse as well as inform. The protagonists of this history have not built skyscrapers or founded kingdoms. They have not crossed tempestuous oceans or boldly set foot on the moon. With much devotion, they have simply revealed to our minds and hearts the purest and most beautiful of universes.
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Descrizione libro Macdonald & Co., 1983. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11035609409X
Descrizione libro Macdonald & Co. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 035609409X New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1786309