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ZOOM The Guide to Classical Music
$9.95 Includes bonus 3 CD Audio Bundle
(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.

Introduction

This concise commentary explains the ancestry of classical music, and how it developed from the Baroque to the Modern.

Timeline

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.

Composers

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.

Compositions

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.

Performance

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 Bundle

The Top 10 of Classical Music

Romantic

  • 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...

Classical

  • 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...

Baroque

  • 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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