Discover: Music of the Baroque Era
- Narrated by: Sebastian Comberti
- Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-10-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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This engaging introduction, interspersed liberally with music, shows how the works of these composers graced the courts and churches of Europe from 1600 to 1750. It is a fascinating story.
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By Aiglon on 09-15-12
Very nice... except for some music illustrations
This is a very short, but still useful, history of Baroque music. The only puzzle is the strange choice of musical examples (less than stellar examples of a composer's work), and their unnecessarily length (5-10 minutes, including many repeats, when 1-2 minutes would be more helpful).
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By T Cyr on 01-21-15
Skims the period like a dragonfly across water.
The snippets and examples of music are great recordings, but the text, they are held in skims the surface so quickly that you really can't absorb the context. Had a vague inkling of what the Baroque Music movement was about before hand. Thought I would get a better understanding of it's history and be able to put the composers more into context of the period. Did not really learn anything. Discovered there was a downloadable PDF file listing the musical selections and who composed them after I had finished. Might have to give it a second listen following that outline.