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THE ROAD TO MUSIC.

by Slonimsky, Nicolas (1894-1995)

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  • Seller Inventory #: 60815
  • Book condition: Very near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and the front cover. Uncommon signed.
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0306795663
  • ISBN 13: 9780306795664
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press,
  • Place: New York:
  • Date published: 1979.
  • Keywords: children's,

New York:: Da Capo Press,, 1979.. Very near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine and the front cover. Uncommon signed.. Facsimile reprint of the 1966 revised edition. A book for children about music by this Russian born composer, pianist, conductor and author of many influential books about music - it touches on the principal points of musical theory -from the musical alphabet (the notes) through harmony, rythym, counterpoint and more. The history of music is presented in a comprehensive panorama, from the beginnings of organised music in ancient Greece to modern. It is hard to imagine a better written, more comprehensive and more entertaining book on the subject - it begins with "All you need to know to understand this book is the alphabet from A to G." Illustrated with drawings and musical notations. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "This book was written for Electra when she was little - but maybe it will offer some pleasant reading to Betty who has retained all the sweetness of childhood while acquiring all the nobility of a great friend" and dated March 30, 1987 (when he was 93 years old!) 178 pp.