- ISBN 9780399527951 / 0399527958
- Title The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Classical Music
- Author Tim Smith
- Category Individual Composers & Musicians, Specific Bands & Groups
- Format Paperback
- Year 2002
- Pages 249
- Publisher Perigee Books
- Language English
- Dimensions 129mm x 18mm x 206mm
The major composers from Bach and Bartok to Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky are listed here along with a concise history of classical music, a deconstruction of the art form, and a definition of the language of classical music.
For the beginner or the devotee—it's everything the classical music buff needs to know.The major composers from Bach and Bartok to Rachmaninoff and TchaikovskySignificant performers from Maurice Andre and Leornard Bernstein to Georg Solti and Yo Yo MaThe landmark works from Appalachian Spring to Don JuanA concise history of classical musicA deconstruction of the art formThe language of classical musicValuable resources for the Curious Listener
Smith is currently the music critic for the Baltimore Sun. He has written music criticism and other articles for the Washington Post, Washington Star, New York Times, BBC Music Magazine, Chamber Music America, and others.