How to Listen to Music

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(3.8 stars; 6 reviews)

This book is "not written for professional musicians, but for untaught lovers of the art". It gives broad instruction on composers, styles, instruments, venues - and when to believe the critics. (Summary by Sarah Jennings) (6 hr 47 min)


Introduction 15:14 Read by Ruth Golding
Recognition of Musical Elements 25:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Content and Kinds of Music 36:19 Read by Kalynda
The Modern Orchestra 1:04:24 Read by Availle
At an Orchestral Concert 37:52 Read by Bob Gonzalez
At a Pianoforte Recital, Part 1 37:43 Read by John Kooz
At a Pianoforte Recital, Part 2 39:47 Read by John Kooz
At the Opera 1:04:15 Read by Availle
Choirs and Choral Music 53:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Musician, Critic and Public 33:12 Read by MaryAnn