The Chronicle of Classical Music
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Described by The Times as 'a splendidly illustrated brief history which makes stimulating use of composers' own words', this chronology of four centuries of Western music presents key moments in the public and private worlds of the great composers. The result is a vivid and multi-dimensional overview of the development of classical music and the interweaving careers of composers, patrons and performers. The book ends with a useful reference section which features a 'top 100' list of recommended recordings.