Another ""aid to listening"" covering somewhat more ground than the Book of the Symphony by Haggin (P. 144). Explanation of musical tones, instruments, rhythm and melody, harmony, form, brief biographies of musicians, commentaries on their work, detailed descriptions of characteristic passages. From Bach to Sibelius to Debussy -- and a short chapter on modern trends. All types of music included. A good addition to musical appreciation. Index and reading lists.