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Author Warsaw-Fan Rauch, Arianna, author.

Title Declassified : a low-key guide to the high-strung world of classical music / Arianna Warsaw-Fan Rauch.

Publication Info. New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2022.


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 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  781.17 WARSAW-FAN    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  781.1 WARSAW-FAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  781.68 WARSAW-FAN RAUCH    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  781.68 WAR    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  781.68 WARSAW-FAN RAUCH    In Transit
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 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Adult New Materials  781.68 WARSAW-FAN RAUCH    Check Shelf
Description xx, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-282) and index.
Contents Classical Music Isn't a Thing : A Very Biased Overview of 1,400 Years of Music -- Talent Isn't a Thing, Either : Okay, Fine, So It's a Thing, but It's Less of a Thing as You Think -- Classical Music Is for Snobs : But It's Also for You -- Conductors Are Assholes : And Other Popular Archetypes of the Classical Music Industry -- Million- Dollar Baby Grands (and Violins) : The Literal Price of Excellence -- Welcome to the Jailyard : The Truth about Competition in Classical Music -- It's Easy to Get Lost : Navigating a Composition- and a Career in Classical Music -- Sometimes There Are Curses : Beethoven's Hair, Mozart's Requiem, and Other Superstitions of the Classical Universe -- They're Not All Symphonies : All the Pretty (Kinds of) Pieces -- Romantic in the Candle- Lined- Hot- Tub Sense of the Word : Famous (and Not So Famous) Love Stories of Classical Music -- Here Comes the Bride : The I Dos and I Don'ts of Wedding and Event Music -- How to Be a Listener : How to Hear (and Truly Appreciate) Classical Music -- One more viola joke.
Summary "In Declassified, Warsaw-Fan Rauch blows through the cobwebs of elitism and exclusion and invites everyone to love and hate this music as much as she does. She offers a backstage tour of the industry and equips you for every listening scenario, covering: the 7 main compositional periods (even the soul-crushingly depressing Medieval period), a breakdown of the instruments and their associated personality types (apologies to violists and conductors), what it's like to be a musician at the highest level (it's hard), how to steal a Stradivarius (and make no money in the process), and when to clap during a live performance (also: when not to). Declassified cheekily demystifies the world of High Art while making the case that classical music matters, perhaps now more than ever."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Music appreciation.
Music -- Humor.
Music -- History.
Music -- 18th century -- History.
Music -- 19th century -- History.
Warsaw-Fan Rauch, Arianna.
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical.
MUSIC / Instruction & Study / General.
Music. (OCoLC)fst01030269
Music appreciation. (OCoLC)fst01030494
Genre/Form Humor. (OCoLC)fst01423696
Other Form: Online version: Rauch, Arianna Warsaw-Fan. Declassified New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2022 9780593331477 (DLC) 2022019090
ISBN 9780593331460 (hardcover)
059333146X (hardcover)
9780593331477 (ebook)
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