Brief history of western music
Liking music is normal for every human being.
Shakespeare warned against the danger of those insensitive to the art of sounds. Everyone hums -La donna and mobile. and no one is indifferent when listening to the -Hino da Alegria •. However, a minimum of historical knowledge about the origin of Verdi's successes or the scope of Beethoven's brilliant IX Symphony would multiply many times the enjoyment that great music brings to every cultivated man. This booklet does not replace the study of the History of Music, but, in its synthesis and transparency, it will be, for enlightened music lovers, a tool for quick consultation and organization of ideas and, for the curious and amateurs, a faithful and safe guide through the self -endless roads of the most spiritual of arts.