By David Dubal
The final advisor to classical composers and their music-for either the amateur and the skilled listener
Music, in line with Aaron Copland, can thrive provided that there are "gifted listeners." yet today's listeners needs to make a choice from classical and rock, opera and rap, and the alternatives can look overwhelming every now and then. In The crucial Canon of Classical Music, David Dubal involves assistance from the suffering listener and offers a cultural-literacy instruction manual for classical song. Dubal identifies the 240 composers whose works are most vital to an figuring out of classical song and provides a entire, chronological consultant to their lives and works. He has searched past the normal canon to introduce readers to little-known works by way of one of the most respected names in classical music-Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert-as good as to the key works of lesser-known composers. In a lively and opinionated voice, Dubal seeks to rid us of the thought of "masterpieces" and as a substitute to foster a brand new iteration of grasp listeners. the result's an unusual number of the wonders classical song has to supply.