Listeners’ Guide to Classical Music: An Introduction to the Great Classical Composers and Their Works by Kenneth & Valerie McLeish hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Longman, 1986, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains a glossary of terms.
From the cover: Four centuries of classical music presents to-days listener with a wealth of variety and choice that can often be as daunting as it is rewarding.
In the Listeners Guide to Classical Music, Kenneth and Valerie McLeish offer helpful suggestions on where to begin, what to expect and what to hear next, making this an invaluable starting point from which to explore the whole range of classical music.
Their selection of one hundred composers and two dozen types of music includes the finest and most enjoyable in the repertoire. Their non-technical descriptions illustrate just how the music reflects the composers lives and the time for which it was written. Over 1000 individual works are covered, accompanied by follow-up listening suggestions and recommendations.
The result is a unique combination of authoritative and comprehensive reference book and easy-to-follow guide for all music-lovers.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
[IX] 278 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Music Classical category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…