Posted at 8:26 AM on July 28, 2006
by Rex Levang
Continuing Don Lee’s thoughts about books on music: Copland’s What to Listen for in Music remains a good, sensible introduction to basic musical concepts (I've had my say on it elsewhere). And might I also put in a plug for Joseph Kerman’s Opera as Drama? It’s by no means a “beginner’s introduction to opera,” but it is an intelligent and very well written book, directed at the interested non-specialist. Which, Don, may have been one of the things you were getting at. . . .