The Chronicle of Classical Music

An Intimate Diary of the Lives and Music of the Great Composers


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Alan Kendall


The Chronicle of Classical Music is a diary-style chronology tracing the development of Western classical music, revealing the inside story of the composers’ daily lives: their travels, encounters, great works, performances, patrons, friends, lovers, families, finances, struggles and ambitions – a kaleidoscope of facts. Here is history of classical music presented in a way that is accessible, vivid and multi-dimensional – an essential book for all those interested in, or who are looking for a way into, serious music.

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Weight 1387 g
Dimensions 22 x 28 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 20 July 2000
Number of pages 288
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 22 x 28 cm
Weight 1387 g
Alan Kendall was a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge, continuing his music studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. He is the author of some twenty books, mostly on music, including the four volume Heritage of Music, which he co-edited with Michael Raeburn.