By Darren Henley, Sam Jackson
An eclectic, enjoyable and informative advisor to the 50 moments that modified classical tune eternally, from technological advances in track recording and sensible suggestions, to landmark concert events, the births and deaths of the good composers, and masses extra. released in partnership with vintage FM, the publication can have a large entice classical track enthusiasts of all types, looking both to teach, tell and entertain, and uncovers a wealthy and infrequently unforeseen heritage of classical tune. Written by way of the authors of the bestselling The vintage FM corridor of reputation and every thing You Ever desired to find out about Classical song ... yet have been Too Afraid to invite, 50 Moments that Rocked the Classical song global is the best present for the classical tune aficionado, in addition to somebody new to the style trying to get their first foothold at the mountain of classical track.
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Take, for example, the invention of moveable type, which made it possible for lines and staves to be set on the page – and for accurate printing to take place very rapidly. These developments were mirrored in other areas: literature became more readily accessible, and news and information could be spread far more quickly than ever before. The person we have to thank for the invention of the printing press is a certain Johannes Gutenberg, who used one for the very first time in 1450. Before long, the printing press was being employed for musical purposes – and it had three distinct benefits.
If you’ve ever wondered whom we have to thank for all those notes and dots on the pages of musical manuscript paper, you’ve found your man. Not only was Guido a monk, he was also a respected academic and invented the system of notation that we still use today. His real name was Guido Arentinus, with ‘Arezzo’ coming from the Italian region of the same name, where he lived out the end of his life. Guido was quite the innovator: in addition to coming up with the idea of musical notation, he also challenged the status quo in various monasteries where he was a monk.
In the case of the first Christmas carol, there’s considerable debate as to when people started singing songs about the birth of Jesus. For Christians, the Gospel of Saint Luke provides the answer in Chapter 2, with angels singing on the night of Jesus’s birth: ‘Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests”’ (New International Version). However, there is an argument that carols in fact predate Jesus’s birth.