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Praise for "Musical Revolutions"

"Isacoff’s descriptions frequently help us see anew things we might take for granted."
The New Yorker

"Enchanting and enlightening, an inspiring chronicle of the sounds that reflect the creativity, artistry, and ‘revolutionary spirit’ of humanity."
— George Kendall, Booklist (Starred Review)


"Isacoff’s encyclopedic knowledge of music is still very much in evidence. … An excellent choice for readers who want a quick survey of Western music’s major developments."
Kirkus Reviews


"Whether readers are dedicated musicologists or casual fans, they’ll enjoy this thought-provoking dive into the history of Western music"
— Joshua Finnell, Library Journal (starred review)


"An astonishing portrayal of how music has evolved into what it is today."
— Semyon Bychkov


"This fascinating book, rich in detail and insight, takes the reader on a journey through Western music history, guided by the explosive moments which have forged and illuminated music’s developing paths."
— Stephen Hough


"An amazing achievement: a beautiful, human, entertaining and informative testament to how vital music has been and continues to be"
— Gabriela Montero


"Musical Revolutions is an inspired idea, brilliantly carried through in prose of worldly erudition."
— David Dubal

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Glenn Gould and Arthur Rubenstein

Glenn Gould and Arthur Rubinstein: the eccentric Canadian and warm-blooded American (photo by Eva Rubinstein)

CONTACT

Contact Stuart Isacoff at:

stuartisacoff@gmail.com