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The Philadelphia Orchestra : a century of music

Author: John Ardoin
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Like the city in which it was born 100 years ago, the Philadelphia Orchestra is known for its classy elegance - a sophisticated polish that is impressive without being brash or showy. This title  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Leopold Stokowski; Eugene Ormandy; Riccardo Muti; Wolfgang Sawallisch; Riccardo Muti; Eugene Ormandy; Wolfgang Sawallisch; Leopold Stokowski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Ardoin
ISBN: 156639712X 9781566397124
OCLC Number: 40755240
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Prelude / Wolfgang Sawallisch --
Preface / John Ardoin --
1. The Beginnings / Ronald L. Davis --
2. The Stokowski Era / Joseph Horowitz --
3. The Living Legacy / Richard Freed --
4. The Ormandy Era / Herbert Kupferberg --
5. On the Road / Peter G. Davis --
6. Building Audiences / Diana Burgwyn --
7. The Muti Era / Matthew Gurewitsch --
8. Supporting the Orchestra / Louis Hood --
9. The Musicians / Daniel Webster --
10. Guests in the House / Tim Page --
11. The Sawallisch Era / Barrymore Laurence Scherer --
12. The Second Century / Christopher Gibbs --
App. Orchestra Members --
App. World and U.S. Premieres.
Responsibility: John Ardoin, editor.

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"The Philadelphia Orchestra continues to be a gleaming jewel in the musical crown of America." --Isaac Stern "The Philadelphia Orchestra's list of conductors and soloists for the last century reads Read more...

 
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