Download e-book for iPad: 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical Music World by Darren Henley, Sam Jackson

By Darren Henley, Sam Jackson

ISBN-10: 1908739738

ISBN-13: 9781908739735

An eclectic, enjoyable and informative advisor to the 50 moments that modified classical track ceaselessly, from technological advances in song recording and useful techniques, to landmark live shows, the births and deaths of the good composers, and lots more and plenty extra. released in partnership with vintage FM, the e-book may have a large attract classical tune enthusiasts of all types, looking both to teach, tell and entertain, and uncovers a wealthy and infrequently unforeseen heritage of classical song. Written by way of the authors of the bestselling The vintage FM corridor of status and every thing You Ever desired to learn about Classical tune ... yet have been Too Afraid to invite, 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical track international is the best reward for the classical song aficionado, in addition to a person new to the style trying to get their first foothold at the mountain of classical song.

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Those people who earn a living from composing and performing music right now might well take a different view again from those with a more historical perspective, possibly regarding the key points of substantial change in classical music’s development as centring around their particular musical instrument or type of composition. And then there’s another group: those people who haven’t studied classical music and don’t work in the classical music industry, but nonetheless have built up a good working knowledge of the genre.

These developments were mirrored in other areas: literature became more readily accessible, and news and information could be spread far more quickly than ever before. The person we have to thank for the invention of the printing press is a certain Johannes Gutenberg, who used one for the very first time in 1450. Before long, the printing press was being employed for musical purposes – and it had three distinct benefits. Firstly, this new system could ensure complete legibility: musical symbols were standardised, and musicians no longer had to decipher the individual handwriting of a particular composer or copyist.

Composed as a 12th-century chant, it wasn’t translated into English until the 1850s, at which point its popularity spread in this country and beyond. But there are many examples of the Christmas carol tradition before this: barely a century after the death of Jesus, the then Bishop of Rome apparently encouraged priests to sing songs about Christmas. It wasn’t until the 13th century, though, that ordinary people were invited into the world of carolling. Francis of Assisi, who has since been dubbed ‘The Father of Carolling’, didn’t think it right that the only people who sang Christmas carols were priests.

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