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

A Guide to Orchestral Music

The Handbook for Non-Musicians

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Published: 1st January 1996
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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

"The text is not only easy to read, but it is enlightening on form, style, and other essentials that will stimulate the attentive reader into a better grasp of what the composer intended to express and how well he expressed it. This is a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music."--John Barkham Reviews "The text is not only easy to read, but it is enlightening on form, style, and other essentials that will stimulate the attentive reader into a better grasp of what the composer intended to express and how well he expressed it. This is a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music."--John Barkham Reviews

How To Use This Bookp. 3
General Introductionp. 7
The Digest Guide for Dilletantesp. 36
The Orchestrap. 38
Surefire Initiations for Beginnersp. 41
Classic, Romantic, and Neo: A Guide to Stylep. 45
A Note on Performing Stylesp. 49
Antonio Vivaldip. 61
Johann Sebastian Bachp. 65
George Frideric Handelp. 74
Franz Josef Haydnp. 78
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozartp. 95
Ludwig van Beethovenp. 118
Niccolo Paganinip. 138
Carl Maria von Weberp. 139
Franz Schubertp. 144
Hector Berliozp. 151
Felix Mendelssohnp. 162
Frederic Chopinp. 171
Robert Schumannp. 173
Franz Lisztp. 179
Richard Wagnerp. 188
Cesar Franckp. 199
Edouard Lalop. 203
Bedrich Smetanap. 204
Anton Brucknerp. 208
Carl Goldmarkp. 217
Alyeksandr Borodinp. 219
Johannes Brahmsp. 221
Camille Saint-Saensp. 232
Mily Balakiryefp. 238
Georges Bizetp. 240
Max Bruchp. 243
Modyest Musorkskyp. 245
Pyotr Chaikofskyp. 251
Antonin Dvorakp. 264
Edvard Griegp. 276
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakofp. 279
Gabriel Faurep. 283
Vincent D'Indyp. 286
Leos Janacekp. 288
Ernest Chaussonp. 292
Edward Elgarp. 293
Gustav Mahlerp. 301
Claude Debussyp. 315
Frederick Deliusp. 321
Richard Straussp. 327
Carl Nielsenp. 343
Paul Dukasp. 348
Alyeksandr Glazunofp. 350
Jean Sibeliusp. 351
Ferruccio Busonip. 364
Albert Rousselp. 367
Alyeksandr Skryabinp. 369
Ralph Vaughan Williamsp. 371
Syergyey Rachmaninofp. 377
Gustav Holstp. 382
Arnold Schonbergp. 384
Charles Ivesp. 392
Maurice Ravelp. 402
Reinholt Glierp. 408
Manuel de Fallap. 410
Carl Rugglesp. 412
Erno Dohnanyip. 413
Ottorino Respighip. 414
Ernest Blochp. 416
Bela Bartokp. 418
Heitor Villa-Lobosp. 427
Zoltan Kodalyp. 429
Igor Stravinskyp. 431
Anton Webernp. 446
Alban Bergp. 449
Edgar Varesep. 452
Bohuslav Martinup. 453
Jacques Ibertp. 456
Syergyey Prokofyefp. 457
Arthur Honeggerp. 469
Darius Milhaudp. 472
Walter Pistonp. 474
Paul Hindemithp. 478
Roger Sessionsp. 483
Virgil Thomsonp. 486
George Gershwinp. 489
Roy Harrisp. 494
Francis Poulencp. 497
Kurt Weillp. 500
Aaron Coplandp. 503
William Waltonp. 508
Aram Khatchaturyanp. 510
Luigi Dallapiccolap. 512
Dmitri Shostakovitchp. 515
Olivier Messiaenp. 526
Elliott Carterp. 529
Samuel Barberp. 531
William Schumanp. 535
Alan Hovhanessp. 537
Benjamin Brittenp. 540
Leonard Bernsteinp. 544
Hans Werner Henzep. 548
Glossaryp. 551
Indexp. 557
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ISBN: 9780195040418
ISBN-10: 0195040414
Series: Oxford Quick Reference
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 587
Published: 1st January 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.26  x 3.84
Weight (kg): 0.49