le 13 novembre 2002
This is an outstanding book for those people who have no time or patience for a comprehensive "History of Music". The author is enthousiastic about his subject and describes the crucial developments in the history of Western music in a vivid and imaginative way. In the first chapter, for instance, you are placed back into the dark Middle Ages, and realise how life was for musicians making music without notation, as well as the far-reaching consequences of the first red line that Guido di Arezzo introduced. His singers were the first on earth reading music!
The book is full of such interesting historical facts. It is a must for amateur musicians who wish to place music in a historical perspective, and impress their teachers!