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First nights : five musical premieres

Author: Thomas Forrest Kelly
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes us back to the first performances of five famous musical compositions: Monteverdi's Orfeo in 1607, Handel's Messiah in 1742, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz's Symphonic fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly sets the scene for each of these premieres, describing the cities in which they took place, the concert halls, audiences, conductors,  Read more...
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Named Person: Claudio Monteverdi; George Frideric Handel; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz; Igor Stravinsky; Claudio Monteverdi; George Frideric Handel; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz; Igor Féodorovitch Stravinski; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz; Georg Friedrich Händel; Claudio Monteverdi; Igor Stravinsky; Claudio Monteverdi; Georg Friedrich Händel; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz; Igor Stravinsky
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Forrest Kelly
ISBN: 0300077742 9780300077742 9780300091052 0300091052
OCLC Number: 42593025
Description: xvi, 387 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Claudio Monteverdi, Orfeo, Saturday, February 24, 1607 --
George Frideric Handel, Messiah, Tuesday, April 13, 1742, 12 noon --
Ludwig van Beethoven, Ninth symphony, Friday, May 7, 1824, 7:00 p.m. --
Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique, Sunday, December 5, 1830, 2 p.m. --
Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps, Thursday, May 29, 1913, 8:45 p.m.
Responsibility: Thomas Forrest Kelly.

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This book takes a look back at the debut performances of five famous musical compositions: Monteverdi's "Orfeo", Handel's "Messiah", Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony", Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique"  Read more...

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"Kelly's engaging, fast-paced narrative makes music, an ineffable art, come alive for the general reader. This is a book that anyone with an interest in the arts can read and enjoy." Craig Wright, Read more...

 
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