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Best of the West in Art, Music, Movies and Literature: Don Quijote Rides Again to Build an Ark.

Narrated by: Peter Rogers
Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins

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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is a great gift for persons who like art, music, and movies.

This audiobook shows the best art, music, movies, and books. For every painting and song chosen, 500 were considered.

This audiobook is a tour guide to the best art, music, movies, and literature of Western Civilization. In just a few hours you will become an intermediate level scholar of great paintings, and music.

This audiobook is an Ark full of cultural masterpieces from which civilization can be rebuilt.

The emphasis is on ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Bible art, Renaissance art, Catholic counter reformation, and the Victorian age for paintings.

Music listed includes classical, christian, country, Irish, rock and roll, workout music, Spanish music. Helps you to find the best songs of the greatest singers of all time like Pavarotti, McCormack, Piaf.

Essay on John Ruskin, the Victorian age art critic with comparisons of him to Oscar Wilde.

Historical timeline includes the best of art, music, movies, literature and related events.

Peter Rogers MD is an amateur student of Western culture for 35 years so he can just tell you the truth about how to find the good stuff and not have to pretend to like or include all the junk that usually gets included in survey art and music history books. The most beautiful works of the great ones like van der Weyden (Descent from The Cross, Seven Sacraments), Michelangelo (Pieta, Sistine), Raphael (School of Athens), Caravaggio (Matthew, Seven acts of Mercy), Friberg, Bateman, Krafft (Faust), Tadema, Cole (Voyage of Life), Hudson River School, PreRaphaelites, Millais, Rockwell and others in painting.

So much great art and music is quickly available to you. Nowadays with a computer you can see all the paintings and you can listen to all the songs. It's easier than ever before to become familiar with the great artistic achievements. The music is put into categories like love, exercise etc.

©2018 Peter Rogers (P)2019 Peter Rogers

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