Playlist
In a stunning and innovative performance, piano maestro James Rhodes introduces today's readers to seven of the greatest composers of all time.Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars.Open your mind to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their backstories and how each one shaped and defined classical music. Learn about the structure of an orchestra, the language of music, and the history of musical periods. With jaw-dropping artwork and avant-garde design, this visually exquisite celebration of classical music is a surefire hit for both first-time listeners and longtime fans. Budding aficionados will appreciate the online playlist featuring James Rhodes's favorite selections.

Playlist Details

TitlePlaylist
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseOct 8th, 2019
PublisherCandlewick Studio
ISBN-139781536212143
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Music, History

Playlist Review

  • BookTrib.com
    January 1, 1970
    “Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars.”Classical music isn’t generally thought of as edge-of-your-seat exciting, but for abused-teen-turned-piano-maestro James Rhodes, it was life-saving.In Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound (Candlewick Studio), Rhodes invites readers to share his joy. He focuses on the masterworks of seven composers – Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Shubert, Rachmaninoff and Ravel – “Bach. Mozart. Beethoven. Old guys with curly wigs, right? But trust me: those composers were the original rock stars.”Classical music isn’t generally thought of as edge-of-your-seat exciting, but for abused-teen-turned-piano-maestro James Rhodes, it was life-saving.In Playlist: The Rebels and Revolutionaries of Sound (Candlewick Studio), Rhodes invites readers to share his joy. He focuses on the masterworks of seven composers – Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Shubert, Rachmaninoff and Ravel – and explores how their music changed history, inspired millions and continues to enthrall throughout the world.The book asks readers to open their minds to some of the most breathtaking and magnificent pieces of music ever created, and find out why the rebels and revolutionaries who wrote them are responsible for every track on your phone today. Discover their back stories and how each one shaped and defined classical music.Believe me, this is no ordinary music theory book. It is a 12-x-12-inch visual masterpiece, with jaw-dropping artwork and avant garde design by Martin O’Neill. It is an exquisite celebration of classical music geared to attract both first-time listeners and longtime fans. The rest of the review: https://booktrib.com/2019/10/finding-...
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  • Uxío Pérez-Rodríguez
    January 1, 1970
    Un fantástico libro para iniciarse en el maravilloso mundo de la música clásica. No importa a qué edad lo hagas o cuál es tu cultura musical previa, Rhodes te lleva de la mano con un lenguaje ameno por la vida de los compositores seleccionados dejándote una estupenda playlist en spotify. El libro se lee en nada pero es imprescindible escuchar la música referenciada y disfrutarla muy intensamente. Al final descubrirás que los verdaderos músicos a los que admiras eran aquellos que detestaba estudi Un fantástico libro para iniciarse en el maravilloso mundo de la música clásica. No importa a qué edad lo hagas o cuál es tu cultura musical previa, Rhodes te lleva de la mano con un lenguaje ameno por la vida de los compositores seleccionados dejándote una estupenda playlist en spotify. El libro se lee en nada pero es imprescindible escuchar la música referenciada y disfrutarla muy intensamente. Al final descubrirás que los verdaderos músicos a los que admiras eran aquellos que detestaba estudiar en el colegio debido a un sistema fallido, ya que estos compositores sentaron las bases de toda la música que escuchamos hoy.
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  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    If you have a classical music buff - he/she will LOVE this book! OR maybe you just encourage people to read it and they may become a classical music fan! What a fun way to explore composers and their work!
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