ISBN-10: 0393002195
ISBN-13: 9780393002195
Authors: Paul Bekker
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Orchestral music is the most popular of all musical forms. Highly evolved, it also exhibits special characteristics according to time and place. This book tells the story of the different generations of orchestral types, from the beginnings of the classical orchestra of Haydn to the mechanistic orchestra of Stravinsky and Schoenberg.Each period of orchestral history had its own ideal of sound, and it was not the creative musician alone but also the audience he wrote for who together determined the ideal of the time. The author points out the particular conditions from which the ideal grew and he marks the connections between ideals of different epochs, showing in what ways they were related…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated Number of pages: 324 Dimensions: 0.50" wide x 0.80" long x 0.10" tall Weight: 0.770 lbs. Language: English