If It Ain't Baroque: More Music History as It Ought to Be Taught by David W. Barber
A short, humorous but accurate, illustrated history of classical music. Starting with a discussion of the term itself -- which of course compromises not only its own Classical era, but the Baroque, the Romantic, etc. ( Collapse ).
Was reflecting on a work that had operational magic and steam trains and other forms of technological advancement. It even had a sect that rejected the use of magic as laziness; one member boasts of how they improved train engines by dedicating themselves to non-magical means.
Says the pondering thoughts, would they really distinguish like that? ( Collapse )