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The Story of Music
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Published to coincide with Howard Goodall's major new BBC TV series, this is an accessible history for all music lovers

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Published to coincide with Howard Goodall's major new BBC TV series, this is an accessible history for all music lovers

About the Author

HOWARD GOODALL is an Emmy, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music (Eternal Light- A Requiem), stage musicals (The Hired Man, Love Story), film and TV scores - among them The Vicar of Dibley, Q.I., Red Dwarf, Blackadder and Into the Storm. He was awarded the CBE in 2011 for service to music education.

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"Now comes Howard Goodall and all of everyone's prayers are answered ... He is sharply witty and entirely on the ball, but he never acts the smart ass and, most importantly, he obviously has deep knowledge of what he is talking about ... I prophesy that it will not only win prizes but change lives" -- Rupert Christiansen Daily Telegraph "The Story of Music is a lively zip through some 45 millennia . jumping back and forth between classical, folk and pop" -- Christopher Hart Sunday Times "An accessible guide to roughly 42,000 years of music in just over 300 pages that manages neither to sacfrifice precise detail nor pugnacious opinion ... Goodall is unfailingly acute ... a clever, engaging read" -- Stuart Kelly Scotland on Sunday "He starts right at the beginning, with 25,000-year-old bone flutes ... It's a huge brief, made huger by Goodall's alertness to new thinking in scholarly circles, and his fondness for interesting asides ... a racily written, learned and often shrewdly insightful book" -- Ivan Hewett Daily Telegraph (Review) "A roller-coaster ride, which Goodall tells with verve... a racily written, learned and often shrewdly insightful book" -- Ivan Hewett Daily Telegraph

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