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on 17 September 2017
By far the best read on the evolution of western music. My only regret that it ends from Copland view in the mid 1950's.. we are close to a hundred years on now and a more detailed view of the impact of technology, cultural styles mixing beyond the classical orientation would have been like having port after the meal.
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on 2 May 2013
Originally published in 1939, still relevant! Makes a good read and provides a good and different perspective for those interested in getting as much as possible from listening, enjoying and understanding music. Highly recommended
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on 9 July 2016
Interesting and engaging.
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on 14 November 2014
Lovely, easy to read book.
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on 8 August 2014
Very interesting book about how to understand music
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on 27 December 2016
a good reference
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on 26 January 2015
Interesting but not as good as Karoyli's book. Understanding music
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on 2 November 2015
not a bad read just a bit long winded
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on 24 December 2012
It is a very good book to listen to Aaron Copeland speaking of the love of his life music. It may be for some folk too deep, they would be better listening to his music, and interpreting it to themselves.
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on 13 April 2017
A bit too technical for me
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