[thechat] Big Read results - UK's 100 favourite books

Martin martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue May 20 08:41:39 CDT 2003

On Tue, 20 May 2003, Morgan Kelsey wrote:

> anyone else read music theory books?


> i was just dusting off  rameau's "treatise on harmony".

Swap you for a copy of Charles Rosen's "The classical style" - an analysis
of the style of Mozart, Hayden & Beethoven. Or I've got a well-thumbed
copy of Riemenschneider somewhere to compare the theory with how (JS) Bach
did it.

(graduate of http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/courses/ug/bmus.html)

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