A Guide to Orchestral Music : The Handbook for Non-Musicians: The Handbook for Non-Musicians

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Oxford University Press, USA, 29 may. 1980 - 588 páginas
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Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms. Easy and pleasurable to read...a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music.--John Barkham Reviews
 

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I have several guides to classical music in my library. Four general guides ones on concertos, chamber, choral and opera. But this is my favorite to browse through--as you could tell from the battered ... Leer reseña completa

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Parti
3
The Digest Guide for Dilletantes
36
A Guide to Style
45
Antonio Vivaldi
61
George Frideric Handel
74
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
95
Ludwig van Beethoven
118
Niccolo Paganini
138
Richard Wagner
188
Cesar Franck
199
Ernest Chausson
292
Claude Debussy
315
Carl Nielsen
343
Ferruccio Busoni
364
Syergyey Rachmaninof
377
Charles Ives
392

Franz Schubert
144
Hector Berlioz
151
Felix Mendelssohn
162
Frederic Chopin
171
Franz Liszt
179
Reinholt Glier
408
Bela Bartok
422
Glossary
551
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Sobre el autor (1980)

Ethan Mordden has taught at Yale University and is the author of numerous books, including The American Theatre, A Guide to Orchestral Music, Broadway Babies, Opera in the Twentieth Century, and A Guide to Opera Recordings.

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