The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence (2020)

The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence Jane Stuart Smith Betty Carlson Francis A. Schaeffer The Gift of Music Great Composers and Their Influence One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage and especia
  • Title: The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence
  • Author: Jane Stuart Smith Betty Carlson Francis A. Schaeffer
  • ISBN: 9780891078692
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Paperback
The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence Jane Stuart Smith Betty Carlson Francis A. Schaeffer One of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs.The result is a remarkable and inspiring book, showing the importance of Christian faith for many composers, and the effectOne of the finest achievements of Western culture is its brilliant heritage of classical music A Gift of Music looks at the lives of the greatest composers who have given us this heritage, and especially at how their music was shaped by their beliefs.The result is a remarkable and inspiring book, showing the importance of Christian faith for many composers, and the effect of this upon their music But it also shows how the lack of faith has brought profound change in the meaning and form of contemporary music.Thus A Gift of Music seeks to open up a whole new world of music to encourage listening to the finest compositions with new understanding and pleasure, and to stretch our ears and imaginations It is a book which will be greatly appreciated by those who already love classical music, and by others who want to explore this delightful world for the first time.
The Gift of Music: Great Composers and Their Influence Jane Stuart Smith Betty Carlson Francis A. Schaeffer

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  1. Rob Welch

    This book was a lovely overview of many of the greatest composers of all time I ve been wanting to read something like this, and it was a nice dip of the finger in the bouillabaisse The authors of this book are unapologetically Christian, and discuss each composer in the light of his relationship to God They do not dismiss non believing composers, but rather remark with a detached sense of sadness about the relationship of the artist and the gift of Art given from above.

  2. Dawn Roberts

    Great, short biographies of history s greatest composers We read this book aloud over the course of two years while studying history 1600 present I loved the insight into the lives of these creative geniuses, and we tried to pair each reading with listening to a piece of their music.

  3. Rachel

    A good introduction to many of the great composers Written from a Christian viewpoint Includes recommended listening for each composer.

  4. Eva

    excellent resource on the lives of composers Written from a Christian perspective, this book can add a new dimension to anyone s love for music.

  5. Nikiandcory

    Covering many of the greats in the development of music, I found this book to be quite informative There were some musical terms I, a novice in music literature, could not understand so I highlighted everything that I wanted to go back and look up Every chapter covered a new influential musician writer with suggestions for music listening so that a reader could gain both an appreciation and a better understanding of the musical tools used by each subject in the chapter The fact that one of the a [...]

  6. Beth

    This is not a run right out and get it book It is, however, a very interesting collection of succinct biographies of the world s great composers, what influenced them, and how they influenced music and the world, with a particular attention to their Christian connections This book was loaned to me by someone who thought I might enjoy it, and they were right It s an easy read and can easily be nursed along, reading a composer at a time as time allows I appreciated learning about the composers, t [...]

  7. Kerri

    We are using this as our text for Composer Study in our homeschool We have liked it We usually read two or three paragraphs each week before we listen to a selection by that composer My children have found it interesting in small doses I don t usually finish reading the entire chapter to them, but I try to hit the highlights This is not to say that the book is not interesting It hits the main points of the composers life and what they contributed to music as well as a bit of historical backgroun [...]

  8. Annie Kate

    A great introduction to the history of music, full of anecdotes and music recommendations We used it for our homeschool and enjoyed it Unfortunately, we had no access to the music itself our living room computer is too old to play YouTube , but that would have made it much better, and we hope to do that in the future while reviewing the biographies.The authors knowledge of music is evident, but the writing itself is occasionally scattered.

  9. Barry Black

    Great book for those who are interested in learning about music and composers I bought this book many years ago when I knew little or nothing of Classical music This book is a good introduction to the lives of many of the composers of the various eras At the end of each chapter a chapter to each highlighted composer is a list of their works worthy of your listening time.

  10. Alex

    really interesting i am not very knowledgeable in classical music but that didnt matter some of the facts and backrounds of these composers were shocking very interesting not dry reading good author.

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