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Author Philip, Robert, 1945- author.

Title The classical music lover's companion to orchestral music / Robert Philip.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]
©2018

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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    785.015 PHI    Available
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Description xviii, 949 pages ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 902-919) and index.
Contents Johann Sebastian Bach -- Mily Balakirev -- Samuel Barber -- Béla Bartók -- Ludwig van Beethoven -- Hector Berlioz -- Georges Bizet -- Alexander Borodin -- Bohuslav Martinú -- Felix Mendelssohn -- Olivier Messiaen -- Darius Milhaud -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Modest Musorgsky -- Carl Nielsen -- Sergei Prokofiev -- Johannes Brahms -- Benjamin Britten -- Max Bruch -- Anton Bruckner -- Emmanuel Charbrier -- Frédéric Fryderyk Chopin -- Aaron Copland -- Arcangelo Corelli -- Claude Debussy -- Frederick Delius -- Antonin Dvŏrák -- Edward Elgar -- Manuel de Falla -- Gabriel Fauré -- César Franck -- George Gershwin -- Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka -- Edvard Grieg -- George Frideric Handel / Georg Friedrich HăndelL -- Franz Joseph Haydn -- Paul Hindemith -- Gustav Holst -- Charles Ives -- Leos̆ Janá̆cek -- Franz Liszt -- Gustav Mahler -- Sergei Rachmaninoff -- Maurice Ravel -- Nikolai Rimskykorsakov -- Gioachino Rossini -- Camille Saintsaëns -- Erik Satie -- Arnold Schoenberg -- Franz Schubert -- Robert Schumann -- Alexander Scriabin / Aleksandr Nikolayevich Skryabin -- Dmitri Shostakovich -- Jean Sibelius -- Bed̆rich Smetana -- Rirchard Strauss -- Igor Stravinsky -- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -- Michael Tippett -- Ralph Vaughan Williams -- Antonio Vivaldi -- Richard Wagner -- William Walton -- Carl Maria von Weber -- Anton Webern.
Summary Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, from 1700 to 1950, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites, and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader. Philip identifies key features in each work, as well as subtleties and surprises that await the attentive listener, and he includes enough background and biographical information to illuminate the composer's intentions.
Subject Orchestral music -- History and criticism.
Music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780300120691
0300120699

 
    
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