If you don’t have a music history book for reference on your shelves, this is the one you’ll want! Each chapter provides a short biography of a famous composer with recommended reading and listening at the end. There are no pictures, but the text is both interesting and inspirational. This expanded and revised version goes through Shostakovich (1906-1975) and has two chapters that the previous edition did not: “Shakespeare’s Influence on Great Composers” and “Christmas Carols.”
- Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Classical Composers and Instruments lapbook.
- Tapestry of Grace families: Your page numbers won’t match up with ours if you use the previous edition. Read many weeks throughout Years 2-4.