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The birth of the orchestra : history of an institution, 1650-1815

Author: John Spitzer; Neal Zaslaw
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
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This is the story of the orchestra, from 16th-century string bands to the 'classical' orchestra of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Spitzer and Zaslaw document orchestral organization, instrumentation, social roles, repertories, and performance practices in Europe and the American colonies, concluding around 1800 with the widespread awareness of the orchestra as a central institution in European life. - ;This book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spitzer, John, 1945-
Birth of the orchestra.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004301429
(OCoLC)52485404
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Spitzer; Neal Zaslaw
ISBN: 9781429469197 1429469196 9780198164340 0198164343 128084695X 9781280846953 9780191513237 0191513237
OCLC Number: 132687597
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 614 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, music
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction --
Pre-orchestral ensembles --
Lully's orchestra --
Corelli's orchestra --
The orchestra in Italy --
The orchestra in France --
The orchestra in Germany --
The orchestra in England --
The classical orchestra --
Placement, seating, and acoustics --
Orchestral performance practices --
The life and times of an eighteenth-century orchestra musician --
The birth of orchestration --
The meaning of the orchestra.
Responsibility: John Spitzer and Neal Zaslaw.
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