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|ISBN:||9780521884983 0521884985 9780521711951 0521711959|
|Description:||xiv, 452 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Understanding the symphony / Julian Horton --
Part I: Historical overview of the genre. The Viennese symphony, 1750 to 1827 / John Irving ; Other classical repertories / Mary Sue Morrow ; The symphony after Beethoven after Dahlhaus / David Brodbeck ; The symphony since Mahler : national and international trends / David Fanning --
Part II: Studies in symphonic analysis. Six great early symphonists / Michael Spitzer ; Harmonies and effects : Haydn and Mozart in parallel / Simon P. Keefe ; Beethoven : structural principles and narrative strategies / Mark Anson-Cartwright ; Cyclical thematic processes in the nineteenth-century symphony / Julian Horton ; Tonal strategies in the nineteenth-century symphony / Julian Horton ; 'Two-dimensional' symphonic forms : Schoenberg's Chamber symphony, before, and after / Steven Vande Moortele ; Symphony/antiphony : formal strategies in the twentieth-century symphony / Daniel M. Grimley --
Part III: Performance, reception and genre. The symphony and the classical orchestra / Richard Will ; Beethoven's shadow : the nineteenth century / Mark Evan Bonds ; The symphony as programme music / John Williamson ; 'Symphonies of the free spirit' : the Austro-German symphony in early Soviet Russia / Pauline Fairclough ; The symphony in Britain : guardianship and renewal / Alain Frogley ; The symphony, the modern orchestra and the performing canon / Alan Street.
|Series Title:||Cambridge companions to music.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Julian Horton.|
'A thoroughly compelling volume.' BBC Music Magazine 'Horton's team of 16 writers works hard to show how the symphony was born and why it has not (yet) died.' Gramophone 'Including essays both