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The Orchestra : origins and transformations

Author: Joan Peyser
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©1986.
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Orchestra.
New York : Scribner, ©1986
(OCoLC)639513532
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Peyser
ISBN: 0684180685 9780684180687
OCLC Number: 13395848
Description: xvii, 652 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: The consolidation of the main elements of the orchestra : 1470-1768 / Robert L. Weaver --
The modern orchestra : a creation of the late eighteenth century / George B. Stauffer --
Instruments and their use : early times to the rise of the orchestra / Gregory G. Butler --
Ensemble music moves out of the private house : Haydn to Beethoven / Michael Broyles --
Technical development of musical instruments : strings / Nancy Groce --
Technical development of musical instruments : woodwinds / Nancy Toff --
Technical development of musical instruments : brass / Barbara Lambert --
Romantic composers respond to challenge and demand / Alan Houtchens --
Orchestral texture and the art of orchestration / R. Larry Todd --
Why conductors? their role and the idea of fidelity / Denis Stevens --
The public for orchestral music in the nineteenth century / Peter Anthony Bloom --
The main forms of orchestral music / Elaine R. Sisman. The orchestra in opera and ballet / Katherine T. Rohrer --
The new conception of "the work of art" / Michael Beckerman --
The rise of the classical repertoire in nineteenth-century orchestral concerts / William Weber --
Music in relation to the orchestra as museum / J. Peter Burkholder --
Musicology and the rise of the independent orchestra / Jon W. Finson --
Twentieth-century composers return to the small ensemble / Bryan R. Simms --
The orchestra and recorded sound / Lance W. Brunner --
The new amateur player and listener / Edward Rothstein --
The star conductor and musical virtuosity / Rufus Hallmark --
The extended orchestra / Tod Machover.
Responsibility: Joan Peyser, editor.

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