Alfred's Teach Yourself Music History
Everything You Need to Know About Music---from Antiquity to Today
By L. C. Harnsberger and Donny Trieu
Teach Yourself Series
Textbook - General
Book & CD
Teach Yourself Music History is a thoroughly enjoyable overview of all the major periods of Western music: Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern. World history timelines and visual examples of fine art in each period help relate musical events to familiar moments in history. You will also receive access to over 13 hours of streaming audio of complete movements and entire pieces featured in the book!
The high-quality Naxos recordings include Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus," Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 (from "The New World"), Joplin's "The Entertainer," William's main theme from Star Wars, Gregorian chant, and many more.
When you are done , you will be familiar with all of the most important composers and their music, giving you the foundation for a long-lasting appreciation of classical music.