Explores the styles, forms, and performance practices that
characterized the symphonic repertoire from Schubert through early
Mahler, during which time composers struck out in many directions to
exploit the development of modern instruments with their extended
ranges and colorful palette. The 15 essays consider historical and
analytical issues of individual composers, except one that treats the
French symphony as a whole.
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