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The Cambridge companion to the orchestra

Author: Colin Lawson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Cambridge companions to music.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life combines orchestral repertory history with critical thought. It includes topics such as the art of orchestration, scorereading, conducting, international orchestras, recording, and becoming an orchestral musician, educator or informed listener.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Lawson
ISBN: 0521806585 9780521806589 0521001323 9780521001328 0521832217 9780521832212 9781139002066 1139002066
OCLC Number: 50301467
Description: xiv, 297 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
Contents: The history of the orchestra / Tim Carter and Erik Levi --
The development of musical instruments : national trends and musical implications / Robert Barclay --
The orchestral repertory / Peter Laki --
From notation to sound / Richard Rastall --
The art of orchestration / Julian Rushton --
The history of direction and conducting / Jeremy Siepmann --
International case studies / Jon Tolanski --
The revival of historical instruments / Colin Lawson --
Recording the orchestra / John Rushby-Smith --
Training the orchestral musician / Simon Channing --
The life of an orchestral musician / Clive Gillinson and Jonathan Vaughan --
Historical recordings of orchestras / Robert Philip --
The orchestral composer / Robert Saxton --
Educational programmes / Sue Knussen --
The future of the orchestra / Stephen Cottrell --
Appendices / compiled by Tim Carter and Erik Levi --
1. The constitution of selected orchestras, 1670-1865 --
2. Orchestras founded in the nineteenth century --
3. Orchestras founded in the twentieth century.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music.
Other Titles: Orchestra
Responsibility: edited by Colin Lawson.
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