This early work by C. Whitaker-Wilson is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the qualities and varieties of classical music and contains chapters on concertos, the symphony, the overture and much more. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for inclusion on the bookshelf of all with an interest in composers and the history of classical music. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.