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Symphonies and other orchestral works : selections from essays in musical analysis

Author: Donald Francis Tovey
Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 2015.
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More than 100 selections from the noted musicologist's Essays in Musical Analysis cover most of the standard works in the symphonic repertory. Subjects include Beethoven's overtures and symphonies, including the author's famous study of the Ninth Symphony; all Brahms's overtures and symphonies; 11 symphonies by Haydn; six by Mozart; three symphonies each by Schubert, Schumann, and Sibelius; four symphonies by  Read more...
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Tovey, Donald Francis, 1875-1940.
Symphonies and other orchestral works
(DLC) 2014025107
(OCoLC)881094596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Francis Tovey
ISBN: 9780486801605 0486801608
OCLC Number: 903588463
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 2015, is an unabridged republication of Symphonies and Other Orchestral Works: Essays in Musical Analysis, originally published by Oxford University Press, London, in 1981."
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Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; J.S. Bach; Overture in C major, for orchestra; Orchestral suite in D major, No. 3; Overture in B minor for flute and strings; Prelude to Church Cantata No. 29, Wir danken Dir, Gott; C.P.E. Bach; Symphony in D major; Beethoven; Symphony in C major, No. 1, Op. 21; Symphony in D major, No. 2, Op. 36; Symphony in E flat major (Sinfonia Eroica), No. 3, Op. 55; Symphony in B flat major, No. 4, Op. 60; Symphony in C minor, No. 5, Op. 67; Symphony in F major (Sinfonia Pastorale), No. 6, Op. 68; Symphony in A major, No. 7, Op. 92. Symphony in F major, No. 8, Op. 93Symphony in D minor, No. 9, Op. 125. Its place in musical art; Overtures Leonora, Nos. 2 and 3; Overture Leonora, No. 1; Overture Fidelio; Overture Coriolan, Op. 62; Overture Egmont, Op. 84; Overture for the name-day of Kaiser Franz, Op. 114; Overture Zur Weihe des Hauses, Op. 124; Berlioz; Symphonie Fantastique, Op. 14; Harold in Italy, symphony with viola obbligato, Op. 16; Overture King Lear; Overture Le Corsair; Overture Béatrice et Bénédict; Brahms; Symphony in C minor, No. 1, Op. 68; Symphony in D major, No. 2, Op. 73; Symphony in F major, No. 3, Op. 90. Symphony in E minor, No. 4, Op. 98Serenade in D major, Op. 11 (for orchestra); Serenade in A major, Op. 16 (for small orchestra); Variations for orchestra on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a; Akademische Festouvertüre, Op. 80; Tragic Overture, Op. 81; A further note oa Brahms's Tragic Overture (Op. 81); Bruckner; Romantic symphony in E flat major, No. 4; Symphony in A major, No. 6; Dvořák; Symphony in D major, No. 1 [now No. 6], Op. 60; Symphony in D minor, No. 2 [now No. 7], Op. 70; Symphony in F major, No. 3 [now No. 5], Op. 76; Symphony in E minor, [now No. 9], Op. 95 (from the New World). Symphonic variations on an original theme, Op. 78Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66; Elgar; Symphony in E flat, No. 2, Op. 63; Falstaff, symphonic study, Op. 68; Variations for orchestra, Op. 36; Overture Cockaigne, Op. 40; Concert overture, In the South (Alassio), Op. 50; Introduction and allegro for strings (quartet and orchestra), Op. 47; Franck; Symphony in D minor; Haydn; Haydn the inaccessible; Symphony in G major, No. 88 (Letter 'V'); Symphony in G, No. 92 (Oxford); Symphony in G major, No. 94 (Salomon, No. 5) (Surprise); Symphony in C minor, No. 95 (Salomon, No. 9). Symphony in B flat No. 98 (Salomon, No. 8)Symphony in E flat, No. 99 (Salomon, No. 10); Symphony in G major, No. 100 (Salomon, No. 11) (Military); Symphony in D major, No. 101 (London, No. 11) (The Clock); Symphony in B flat, No. 102 (Salomon, No. 12); Symphony in E flat, No. 103 (Salomon, No. 1) (With the Drum Roll); Symphony in D major, No. 104 (Salomon, No. 2); Gustav Holst; Ballet from The Perfect Fool, Op. 39; Fugal overture for orchestra; Mahler; Symphony in G major, No. 4; Mendelssohn; Italian Symphony in A major, Op. 90; Overture Melusine; Overture The Hebrides.
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More than 100 selections from the noted musicologist's Essays in Musical Analysis cover most of the standard works in the symphonic repertory. Subjects include Beethoven's overtures and symphonies, including the author's famous study of the Ninth Symphony; all Brahms's overtures and symphonies; 11 symphonies by Haydn; six by Mozart; three symphonies each by Schubert, Schumann, and Sibelius; four symphonies by Dvoràk; and many other works by composers from Bach to Vaughan Williams. Donald Francis Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis ranks among the English language's most acclaimed works of musical criticism. Praised for their acuteness, common sense, clarity, and wit, they offer entertaining and instructive reading for anyone interested in the classical music repertoire.

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