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  • Concert Masterworks

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 50 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149

Have you ever thought about the creative process that boiled inside geniuses like Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Liszt-or any composer, for that matter?What goes through a composer's mind when a musical composition is being set to paper? Are those magical weeks or months spent in an agonizing creative blur of ideas first tried and then discarded, or it a matter of pure inspiration?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Down the rabbit hole with Dr. G!

  • By JaneN on 11-09-14

Mr. Greenberg does much better than this

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-19-18

This is the 4th Mr. Greenbergh's book I got from the Great Courses and the 1st one I dislike. The performance is not that good and the time spent on information he repeats on other books make this one unworthy for me.
By the way... I truly recommend "How to listen to and Understand Great Music" as well as "The Concerto" and "The 30 greatest Orchestral Works".

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