The Living Clarinet: A Complete Guide to Listening, Learning, and Playing

Barrie Carson Turner, Author Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers $25 (48p) ISBN 978-0-679-88179-7
Music, music, music Adroitly uniting book and CD, Barrie Carson Turner's Living Music series introduces four instruments frequently played by school-age children; titles include The Living Piano; The Living Clarinet; The Living Flute; and The Living Violin. Each book provides background on the instrument's history and how it is made and played, biographies of 10 composers, a brief gallery of great musicians and an index. The accompanying full-length CD from EMI features the same composers, in the same order. The handsome design features plentiful color photographs and art reproductions inset into muted backgrounds of sheet music.
Reviewed on: 10/02/1996
Release date: 10/01/1996
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