Gateway to the Classics: The First Book of the Great Musicians by Percy A. Scholes
The First Book of the Great Musicians by  Percy A. Scholes

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The First Book of the Great Musicians
by Percy Scholes
A delightful introduction to the major composers that takes readers on a journey of discovery and leaves them eager to learn more. In this first book, the reader comes to know Purcell, Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Greg, Elgar, and McDowell, first through stories of their childhood and then through representative pieces of their music, selected for appeal on first hearing. Chapters on Counterpoint, Fugues, Sonatas, Symphonies, and Orchestras appear at just the right point in the narrative.  Ages 13-18
179 pages $13.95   

Table of Contents

Front Matter

The Country People as Composers
English Music in the Days of Drake and Shakespeare
Henry Purcell—The Greatest British Composer
George Frederick Handel
John Sebastian Bach
C-O-N-T-R-A-P-U-N-T-A-L—A Big Word Explained
All About Fugues and How To Listen to Them
Sonatas and Symphonies
What Is an Orchestra?
What Is 'Romantic Music'?
Grieg and His Norwegian Music
Edward Elgar
Macdowell—The American Composer

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