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Feb 15, Tony rated it really liked it Shelves: Everything is educational from a technical standpoint, and it was interesting to read a composition giant’s musings, however opinionated and dated can’t say I agree with Copland that the double bass isn’t used as a solo instrument!

It isn’t a bad introduction to classical music, though in some parts it is a little dated. I’ve been curious about the forms of the music and how to better understand this sometimes complex music I hear in the concert hall. It is difficult adequately to explain the meaning of that phrase to the layman.


What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copland

A very nice book if you want to understand classical music better. The expressive plane implies listening to music in order to discern its meaning. The books flows natural, just like one of Copland’s pieces.

I am a professionally trained musician bachelor and master’s degrees in composition, double bassist for more than fifteen yearsso I realize this book isn’t really intended for a person like me. Are you hearing everything that is going on?

It’s smart, escucjar, comprehensive, and Copland punctuates his objective analyses with stirring descriptions of the emotional impact of music that remind readers how evanescent and mysterious good music is.

If you cannot answer yes to both questions, you owe it to yourself to fopland this book. Jan 05, Stephen rated it it was amazing. He managed to clearly describe the evolution of opera ka an art, and what the real purposes of that art were. I can recommend escchar as a good introduction to classical music, and as a great refresher for those who have studied the basics, but left them out of mind for some time.


The difference is a matter of degree, and not of kind. Along with his compositions which are still being performed, this b Aaron Copland stands as one of the giants of American composers. May 11, Jakob Hansen rated it liked it. In the book, Copland covers all the key elements of music, beginning with the foundations: I have been reading it in conjunction with Bernstein and a variety of Youtube clips.

Standard issue for Freshman majors or it least it was once upon a time “What to Listen for He describes the sensuous plane as listening to music simply for the pleasure of the music itself.

I found this book very interesting, and thought it said more about its author than its subject, at least for me. A well crafted house built by a beautiful musically inclined mind, Aaron Copland captures the love of music while juxtaposing the structural intricacies of how to truly listen to music, yet being restricted by his own period of time and knowledge. Though that “something” is necessarily general, like an emotion, it coo as what the composer wishes to communicate to his listeners.

Starts getting into modern and contemporary music, though it’s not fully updated. I slogged through co;land second half.

Anyone who does choose to read What to Listen for in Musichowever, will emerge a far better listener even if another music book is never touched. I’d read mixed reports about this book and wasn’t sure about reading it, but I’m very glad I did. Most will find something to chew on here, as Copland explores the elements of tone, harmony, texture, and rhythm that make up all music.

What to Listen for in Music

While not slighting the first, he coplznd that a better understanding of music increases our pleasure in it. Aaron Copland stands as one of the giants of American composers.

Oct 05, Jee Koh rated it really liked it.

If you’re a musician, read it anyway. It might be helpful for those who, like me can neither read music nor recognize pitch, to supplement Copland either before or after with a work on the general history of Western music.


I have to admit that many of the recommended recordings I had never heard, but our local library may be ka help here.

It is highly readable and chockfull of examples for laymen like myself armed with Deezer and largely illiterate in reading musical scores. A must read for any avid aarpn lover. Mar 16, Tara Brabazon rated it it was ok. Refresh and try again. Fraught with elitist overtones, this book takes on the tone of a lecture by an academic long past the prime of his tenure. But from a historical standpoint, I do appreciate this set of lessons.

Published November 5th by Signet Classics first published Whether you listen to Mozart or Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland’s provocative suggestions for listening to music from his point of view will bring you a deeper appreciation of the most rewarding of all art forms. It was a real joy to read a work by someone who can describe so well the technical aspects of music, but in a way that refuses to reduce music to something entirely tangible.

Reading Copland, you wonder why more people don’t fully engage their intellect with music. The composer hits upon a musical comoo and develops it the way he does because he wishes to express “something” through the music.

I am a musician and msuica this as part of a Humanities class and was worried about half the people in the room who had never taken a music lesson in their life. This book should be read by anyone who studies music, loves music, or just claps their hands everytime the song Handclap comes on the radio at work.