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Orchestration : an anthology of writings

Author: Paul Mathews, musicista.
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, ©2006.
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Intended for college-level music majors, this collection traces the history of orchestration, beginning with Beethoven's Orchestra (with writings by Berlioz, Wagner, Gounod, Mahler, and others). It  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Mathews, musicista.
ISBN: 0415976839 9780415976831
OCLC Number: 963894716
Description: 230 p. : es. mus. ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents. Preface The Early Nineteenth Century: Beethoven's Orchestration a. Carl Czerny On the Symphony from School of Practical Composition b. Hector Berlioz Instruments Added to the Scores of Old Masters c. Richard Wagner On the Rendering of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony d. Charles Gounod Instruments Added By Modern Composers: Wagner and Beethoven e. Gustav Mahler Pamphlet about Mahler's Performing Edition of Beethoven's Ninth f. Igor Stravinsky On Beethoven's Orchestration The Late Nineteenth Century: French and German Orchestration I a. Gustav Mahler Statements on Orchestration b. F.-A. Gevaert First Lesson of Cours methodique d'orchestration c. Richard Strauss Forward to Berlioz's Treatise on Instrumentation Interlude: Orchestral Possibilities on the Eve of the New Music a. Hector Berlioz The Orchestra b. Salomon Jadassohn Tutti from A Course of Instruction in Instrumentation c. Delius & Papus From Anatomy and Physiology of the Orchestra d. Nicolay Rimsky-Korsakov Composition of the Orchestra The Turn of the Twentieth Century: French and German Orchestration II a. Ferrucio Busoni Insufficiency of the Means for Musical Expression b. Joseph Matthias Hauer The Orchestra: Diatonic and Atonal Music c. Arnold Schoenberg Instrumentation d. Percy Grainger Possibilities Of The Concert Wind Band e. Charles Koechlin The Balance of Sonorities from Traite de l'orchestration f. Igor Stravinsky Instrumentation Early Twentieth Century: Klangfarbenmelodie and Texture a. Arnold Schoenberg Klangfarbenmelodie from Theory of Harmony b. Anton Webern Letter to Scherchen regarding the Bach Ricercata Orchestration c. Letter to Jalowetz regarding his Symphony, op 21 d. Arnold Schoenberg Anton Webern: Klangfarbenmelodie e. Alfred Schnittke Timbral Relationships And Their Functional Use f. Igor Stravinsky Klangfarbenmelodie Later Twentieth-Century Innovations Layering a. Charles Ives Program Note to the Fourth Symphony b. Elliott Carter & Allen Edwards The Problem of The Tutti c. Steve Reich On the Size and Seating of the Symphony Orchestra d. Henry Brant & Frank J Oteri Spatial Music Timbre e. Morton Feldman Three Excerpts on Orchestration f. Pierre Boulez Timbre and Composition -- Timbre and Language Bibliography Sources Index
Responsibility: edited by Paul Mathews.


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