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#934229 - 11/25/03 06:42 PM Interesting reads....
PianoMuse Offline
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Registered: 06/04/01
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I have a question for you all, perhaps you can help!

I am ever looking to expand my knowledge of music history, as it helps not only my playing, but I can also help my students. I just finished a book on the Romantic Era, but it was fairly dry. I am now looking for books on the Enlightenment and on the Baroque eras.

Here is the challenge, however. Finding a book that gives accurate historical portrayals without being terribly dry and dull! If anyone has anything that they have read, or have heard that is good, I would love to know!

Thank you!
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#934230 - 11/25/03 07:17 PM Re: Interesting reads....
Bob Muir Offline
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Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
I purchased "The Enjoyment of Music" 8th edition by Machlis & Forney for my own historical education. Luckily I found it at a used book store for $7.98. A brand new edition will run ten times that price.

But it's more like a text book, so it may not be what you're looking for.

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#934231 - 11/26/03 12:26 PM Re: Interesting reads....
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Loc: New Jersey
Bob - was it a good read?.

Regards,
Steve
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#934232 - 11/26/03 02:45 PM Re: Interesting reads....
Bob Muir Offline
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It looks to be a great read. I haven't actually read it yet though, just skimmed parts. I just wish I had the CD that originally came with it.

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#934233 - 11/27/03 08:49 AM Re: Interesting reads....
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
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Loc: New Jersey
Thanks Bob, I am going to try to track down a copy.

Regards,
Steve
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"The true character of a man can be determined by witnessing what he does when no one is watching".

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