Guide to Classical Music
||Includes bonus 3 CD
(Win95/98/Me/XP) (Retail) (GCLASSBPR)
Entertaining and Highly Informative
Guide to the
Most Glorious Music on Earth
Featuring over 60 composers, audio excerpts from over 200
works and video performances, The Guide to Classical Music allows you to learn
about great music while listening to it.
This concise commentary explains the ancestry of classical
music, and how it developed from the Baroque to the Modern.
A treasure-trove of information about the births, deaths,
compositions, performances, and other historical events in the lives of the
great composers - for every year since 1659.
To find out about the life of a composer, go to the
Composer's section. There you will find a comprehensive biography, a list of
his or her works, and a play list of recommended pieces.
To learn about a familiar or famous piece, go to the
Compositions sections. There you will find detailed descriptions of over 200
pieces, and an accompanying audio or video excerpt for each.
This section allows you to program your own concert
performance. Choose the music type - and music period or composers - you want
to hear, then settle down to listen to the show.
Index and Glossary
The quick and easy way to search for any composer or
composition, this section also contains an extensive glossary of terms.
3 CD Audio
The Top 10 of Classical Music
- Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st mvt.
- Tchaikovsky: "1812" Overture
- Grieg: Solveig's Song, from Peer Bynt
- Massenet: Méditation, from Thais
- Schubert: Ave Maria
- J. Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods
- R. Strauss: Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Fanfare from 20001 -
A Space Odyssey),
- and more...
- Mozart: Symphony No. 40, 1st mvt.
- Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
- Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca
- Beethoven: Für Elise
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 1st mvt.
- Beethoven: "Moonlight" Sonata Adagio sastenuto
- Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, "Ode to Joy" Choral
- Haydn: String Quartet in C, Emperor's Hymn
- Schubert: "Trout" Quintet, Theme and Variations
- and more...
- Bach: Overture No. 3, Air
- Bach: Brandenburg No. 3, 1st mvt.
- Bach: Overture No. 2, Minuet & Brandinerie
- Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
- Pachelbel: Canon
- Albinoni: Adagio
- Handel: Water Music, Suite No. 2
- Handel: Xerxes, Largo
- Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Autumn,
- and more...
Requirements: 80486SX-25 CPU, 4 MB RAM (8MB recommended),
SVGA 640x480 display, 256 colors, 16 bit sound card, double speed CD-ROM drive,
4 MB hard disc space (12 MB recommended), Windows 3.1 or higher.
Tested OK in Windows XP. Also, the bonus audio CDs work
perfectly on Windows Media Player 9.
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