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The Story of Classical Music

by Darren Henley Author · Marin Alsop Narrator


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Audie® Award Winner — 2005!
Best Original Work and Achievement in Production

This lively recording is a perfect way to introduce classical music to the entire family. It looks at the music through the lives of the great composers and their environment, from the churches and cathedrals that produced the familiar sound of Gregorian chant, to Johann Sebastian Bach, the family man composing for the glory of God, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the child prodigy, genius and prankster who wrote some of the finest music ever yet was buried in a pauper’s grave. The story will be taken to the composers of the 21st century. This unusual and special production by the two most important brand names in classical music includes more than 100 musical examples taken from the extensive Naxos catalogue.

Music: From the Naxos catalogue

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Naxos AudioBooks


  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 125.7 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 125.5 MB
The Story of Classical Music
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