Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise: A Translation and Commentary

Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise: A Translation and Commentary

by Berlioz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521239532

ISBN-13: 9780521239530

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise (1843) is a classic textbook by a master of the orchestra, which has not been available in English translation for over a century. This is a book by and about Berlioz, since it provides not only a new translation but also an extensive commentary on his text, dealing with the instruments of Berlioz's time and comparing his

Overview

Berlioz's Orchestration Treatise (1843) is a classic textbook by a master of the orchestra, which has not been available in English translation for over a century. This is a book by and about Berlioz, since it provides not only a new translation but also an extensive commentary on his text, dealing with the instruments of Berlioz's time and comparing his instruction with his practice. It is thus a study of the high craft of the most distinctive orchestrator of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521239530
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.94(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; A note on the edition; A note on the translation; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; The Treatise; Introduction; 1. Bowed strings; 2. Plucked strings; 3. Strings with keyboard; 4. Wind: introduction; 5. Wind with reeds; 6. Wind without reeds; 7. Wind with keyboard; 8. Brass with mouthpiece; 9. Woodwind with mouthpiece; 10. Voices; 11. Pitched percussion; 12. Unpitched percussion; 13. New instruments; 14. The orchestra; 15. The conductor and his art; Appendix: Berlioz's writing on instruments; Bibliography; General index; Index of Berlioz's works.

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