Hundreds of composers are highlighted in alphabetical order in a compact, but extensive book, along with a superb quality two CD set of the most popular and well-known recordings in classical music. Some lesser-known artists are featured with only a paragraph of history, while others are lengthier.
Noted are several works of each in addition to a "recommended recording" list. Scattered throughout the book are some illustrations of the more well-known composers. Included are a glossary of musical terms and a list of classical music used in various films.
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