A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians / Edition 1

A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians / Edition 1

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by Ethan Mordden, Mordden
     
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195040418
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/1986
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
592
Sales rank:
965,184
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.31(h) x 1.15(d)

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