"The Music of Man is Yehudi Menuhin's fascinating personal exploration of music, from its primal beginnings to the present day. A beautiful book, lavishly illustrated throughout in full colour, The Music of Man expresses selective and individual views. It will give profound pleasure to the general reader, who is taken on a winding, wandering journey through the development of sound, song, harmony and instrumental music in many corners of the globe - from plainsong to Hollywood, from Beethoven to Berg, from Renaissance Venice to the villages of Bali. Here is a book full of information, elucidation and inspired insights. Exploring the varied forms that music has taken during its history, The Music of Man deals with those who have composed and performed it and the part it has played socially in the various regions of the world. It traces the evolution of ever-new forms of ever-changing needs - religious, communal and individual."
Book in very good condition, with some wear to the dust jacket.