Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture / Edition 2

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Overview

This illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics. The descriptions and photographs will serve as a valuable guide for today's peripatetic performers and music lovers. With technical discussions relegated to appendices, the book can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in musical performance. The photographs (specially commissioned for this book) and architectural drawings (all to the same scale) together with modern acoustical data on each of the halls provide a rich and unmatched resource on the design of halls for presenting musical performances. Together with the technical appendices, the data and drawings will serve as an invaluable reference for architects and engineers involved in the design of spaces for the performance of music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441930385
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 662
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 - Music and Acoustics / Ch.2 - The Language of Musical Acoustics / Ch.3 - 100 Concert Halls and Opera Houses / Ch.4 - Acoustics of Concert Halls / Ch.5 - Acoustics of Opera Houses / Appendix 1 - Terminology, Definitions, and Conversion Factors / Appendix 2 - Acoustical Data for Concert Halls and Opera Houses / Appendix 3 - Technical Data, Equations, and Sound Absorption / References / Name Index / Subject Index

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