• The History of Classical Music

  • By: Richard Fawkes
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (349 ratings)

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By: Richard Fawkes
Narrated by: Robert Powell
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Publisher's summary

From Gregorian Chant to Henryk Gorecki, the first living classical composer to get into the pop album charts, here is the fascinating story of over a thousand years of Western classical music and the composers who have sought to express in music the deepest of human feelings and emotions. Polyphony, sonata form, serial music - many musical expressions are also explained - with the text illustrated by performances from some of the most highly praised recordings of recent years.

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