Seven Golden Ages of Music
by Alan Frank
Trade Paper: 6" x 9, x+110pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-769-6, $9.95
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Whether you are just venturing into the wonderful world of classical music or are a seasoned aficionado, this book will prove an invaluable tool in broadening your knowledge and deepening your appreciation of every genre from symphony to opera and the smaller forms that fill the spaces in between. In an easy-to-read, concise style, you'll be immersed in the glorious ages of classical music—from the Medieval and Renaissance through the Baroque, Classic and Romantic Periods, even dipping into the uncertain Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries—and you will be able to recognize their defining characteristics. You'll come away with more than a nodding acquaintance with the lives of the great composers of each period and develop a fresh understanding of their works. Included are a Listener's List, numerous musical examples, a composer pronunciation guide and index.
About the Author: Dr. Alan FrankDr. Alan Frank is a career educator, he retired as chairman of the Department of Music at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. After retiring to San Luis Obispo, California, he and his wife, Barbara, developed a successful lecture series called "Wednesday Mornings for Music and Travel." They travel extensively and share a love of photography, art and duplicate bridge. Earlier In Dr. Frank's career he taught music in the elementary schools of Manville, New Jersey and he has taught in the junior and senior high schools in San Diego, California. Dr. Frank received his Doctorate in Music Education from the Teachers' College at Columbia University , in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and a Master of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music.