Band Music of the French Revolution

Band Music of the French Revolution

by Dr. David Whitwell


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This is the definitive study in English of the role of the wind band during the French Revolution and the Bourbon Restoration.In instrumentation the modern wind band begins here. Finally available in a fully updated second edition including new material on works by Anton Reicha, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa and Hector Berlioz.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936512812
Publisher: Whitwell Books
Publication date: 05/21/2015
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David Whitwell studied conducting at the Akademie für Musik, Vienna, with Hans Swarowsky, and with Eugene Ormandy. He has conducted resident ensembles in Austria, Switzerland, Israel, Japan, Wales, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Bolivia, Peru, Korea, Taiwan, Russia and the United States, among them the Philadelphia Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Radio Orchestras of Brno and Bratislava, and The National Youth Orchestra of Israel. David Whitwell was named as one of six men who have determined the course of American bands during the second half of the twentieth century, in the definitive history, The Twentieth Century American Wind Band (Meredith Music), and he is one of nine men described by Paula A. Crider in The Conductor's Legacy (Chicago: GIA, 2010) as 'the legendary conductors' of the twentieth century.

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