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A history of orchestral conducting : in theory and practice

Author: Elliott W Galkin; Otto Klemperer archive (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Stuyvesant, New York : Pendragon Press, [1988] ©1988
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galkin, Elliott W.
History of orchestral conducting.
New York, NY : Pendragon Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)580922881
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliott W Galkin; Otto Klemperer archive (Library of Congress)
ISBN: 0918728444 9780918728449 0918728479 9780918728470
OCLC Number: 12943551
Notes: Cover title: The history of orchestral conducting : theory and practice.
Description: xlii, 893 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: The temporal and textural background: Perspectives of time and texture. Rhythm, the heartbeat of conducting ; Instruments, the soul of the orchestra --
Orchestration : expressive and structural colorism. Orchestration before Beethoven ; From Beethoven to Berlioz ; From Wagner to Mahler ; Schoenberg, Debussy, and after --
Instrumental distributions and orchestral dispositions. Instrumentation of selected orchestral works since 1764 ; Instrumental dispositions in selected orchestras since 1768. Theory of an emerging art: Time-beating : general descriptions and definitions. Rousseau to Castil-Blaze ; Koch and Dommer ; Grassineau, Busby and Moore --
From time-beating to conducting : procedures described in specialized sources from earliest times to Berlioz. Cheironomy and Tactus ; Metrical time-beating from Pia to Marpurg ; L'art du chef d'orchestra --
After Berlioz : nineteenth-century sources, general and specialized. Stainer and Barrett to Riemann ; Wagner ; Blitz ; Schröder ; Weingartner --
Technical treatises in the twentieth century. Scherchen ; Rudolf ; Grosbayne ; Prausnitz. The art of conducting in practice: Transitional practices before baton direction. Audible time-beating ; Divided leadership ; Unified direction : (in Germany and France) --
The rising eminence of the baton conductor. The baton ; "Triumph" of the baton ; Weber ; Mendelssohn ; Additional considerations on the baton and its use ; Conducting from memory ; The editing of scores --
Beethoven, Berlioz and Wagner as conductors. Beethoven ; Berlioz ; Wagner --
After Wagner : Bülow, Richter, and Mahler, Nikisch, Toscanini, and Furtwängler --
Stokowski and Koussevitzky, Karajan and Bernstein --
Conclusion. Appendices: First page of Messiaen's Les offrandes oubliées, with time-beating diagrams ; Notes on Stockhausen's Zeitmasse, by Robert Craft ; Rudolf, performance markings for the first violin part of Mozart's Symphony no. 35 in D major, K. 385 ; Prausnitz, instructions for conducting L'après-midi d'un faune ; Philharmonic Society of London, 1832 season ; ICSOM conductor evaluation form.
Responsibility: Elliott W. Galkin.

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