The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide

The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide

An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times When he began to listen to the great works of classical music as a child, Anthony Tommasini had many questions. Why did a particular piece move him? How did the music work? Over time, he realized that his passion for this music was not enough. He needed to understand it An exploration into the question of greatness from the Chief Classical Music Critic of the New York Times When he ...

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Title:The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide
Author:Anthony Tommasini
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Genres:Music
ISBN:B079WNQWTC
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:496 pages pages

The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide Reviews

  • Gene
    Jan 10, 2019
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    Nov 10, 2018
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    Oct 07, 2018
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  • George
    Dec 08, 2018
    I have been a reader of NY Times chief critic for years and this book is terrific! Loosely based on his Top Ten Composers project, an eight-week series of articles which caused a sensation in 2011, especially when he asked his readers to jump in with their own lists (I gleefully did), ...
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    Jun 04, 2018
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    Nov 25, 2018
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  • Tim
    Nov 16, 2018
    I was surprised and somewhat disappointed that Aaron Copland didn?t make the cut. ...
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    Jan 19, 2019
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  • Dan Downing
    Dec 05, 2018
    As with many books concerning music, one must allow time for listening when reading this one. For instance, imagine my amazement when Mr. Tommasini starts with Claudio Monteverdi, and I realize I don't have any recordings of Monteverdi's work! Everyone else was within easy reach, albei...
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  • Freddy
    Jan 06, 2019
    New York Times chief classical music critic Tommasini proves to be an engaging guide through the history of classical music, focusing on the heavyweights from the Renaissance (Monteverdi), Baroque, (Bach, Handel), Classical (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven), Romantic (Schubert, Chopin, Schuma...
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    Nov 29, 2018
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  • Angie
    Dec 19, 2018
    There could be a great deal of debate on why Tammasini chose these composers to include in his book rather than others, but that's not a debate that much interests me. This is part history, part memoir of a man who has lived a privileged (in the best way) music-oriented life, witness t...
  • Carl Nelson
    Nov 13, 2018
    A wonderful, personal, informative review Starting with a justification of an exercise he is uncomfortable with ( it flows out of a New York Times series on the top 10 composers) the author writes convincing arguments about his selections and their place. I found the discussion of S...
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