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The Orchestra: A Collection of 23 Essays on Its Origins and Transformations
 
 
Author
Joan Peyser, ed.
Publisher Hal Leonard  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9781423410263
Pages/Publication Date 646/2006
Daedalus Item Code 14006
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This wide-ranging reference traces the development of the modern orchestra from its birth in the late 15th century to the present through 23 historical essays by leading music authors and scholars. Organized chronologically, the book addresses such topics as the technical development of instruments, composers' changing aesthetic visions, the rise of the conductor's influence, audiences of the past, the effect of musicology on the orchestra, the symphony orchestra as a museum of culture, electronic recordings, and music in relation to the other arts.

"To read about what lies at the orchestra's roots and characterizes its development is to have a thoroughly exciting, revelatory experience. The way in which the material unfolds makes The Orchestra ... an important contribution to musical literature."—Morton Gould

 
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