The Symphony

The Symphony

Audiobook CD - 2004
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A twenty-four Lecture course that traces the development of the symphony from its roots in the opera of the Baroque period to the present.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., [2004], ©2004
Edition: Library edition
ISBN: 9781565858824
Branch Call Number: 7.8418 Gr
Description: 24 audio discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (22 cm)
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company


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Feb 18, 2016

I recommend these audio lectures to anyone interested in the history of Western music generally, or in the genre of the symphony specifically. The historical details of the composers' lives are very interesting and relevant to appreciating the meaning and motivation behind their music, and Robert Greenberg does a nice job of making that information accessible to a general audience. There are a few times when not being privy to music theory terminology was a bit distracting, but for the most part, these lectures will be accessible to people not trained in music, and particularly to people who have listened to these symphonies before. Robert Greenberg is a good orator and for the most part has a pleasant and consistent delivery style, excusing the rather lame jokes which are peppered throughout. (His voice, intonation, and delivery reminded me very much of Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad.)

chickenfarina Feb 01, 2011

I have borrowed Part 1 already; I would like to get either Part 2, Part 3 or both. Thank you.


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