The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide by Anthony Tommasini - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780143111085
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Published: Penguin Books - November 5th, 2019

Whether played symphonic, sung operatic, or danced to, music spirits the sole space wherein people may wholly occupy the present. From Monteverdi and Mozart, through Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms, to modernism’s Bartok, New York Times music critic Anthony Tommasini provides a “personal guide” through such presence as seventeen classical composers have scored, profiling them, their art, and the 400-year history their genius has scaled. ~ Reviewed by Ray Marsocci