May 19, 2009

R. J. Stove's "A Student's Guide to Music History"

This handsome 135 page paperback by R.J. Stove, A Student's Guide to Music History, listing on Amazon for only $8.00, is a near perfect introduction or brush-up for anyone interested in Western classical music. Performing miracles of concision, it provides sprightly portraits of several score of the top composers. You can read the book straight through in about four hours. Or you can read it sitting at your computer and call up on Youtube just about any piece mentioned in the book.

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11 comments:

R J Stove said...

Thank you so much for your generous words, sir!

Anonymous said...

Sounds excellent. I'll order it.

Anonymous said...

Is there a section on rap? It's the latest music style, so it must be the pinnacle of Western music. Right? Right?

Just kidding...I ordered a copy, looks interesting.

Steve, you should include your referrer code in the Amazon link.

C Houseal said...

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (isi.org), the books publisher, also thanks you!

Anonymous said...

Just what I need (as a philistine with no musical training...).

Deckin said...

I'm not sure whether you're aware of this or not, Steve, but R.J. Stove's father is the late great philosophical bomb thrower extraordinaire David Stove, about whom you've written in the past. Good sense and good writing, as with other things, run in families.

Anonymous said...

off topic, but Kagan for supreme court?

clem said...

Kagan for supreme court?Kagan-roo court?

Anonymous said...

Kagan for supreme court?

What I L-O-V-E is that there has been (and will be) absolutely no mention in the MSM of the fact that Kagan would be the third Jew on the current Supreme Court. It used to be we had a Jewish court seat. Now a group that accounts for 3% (and shrinking) of America's population is entitled to 33% of the most politically powerful institution in the land. The most economically powerful, The Fed, isn't exactly a model of equal representation either.

But then Elena Kagan is a lesbian, so maybe she would be filling the homosexual seat that Bush I created with his appointment of Souter.

Big Bill said...

I take it your son is studying for some World Music advanced placement course or something?

Evan McLaren said...

I too can vouch for this worthy book.