A Guide to Orchestral Music

A Guide to Orchestral Music

The Handbook for Non-musicians

Book - 1980
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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--fromVivaldi 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
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980
ISBN: 9780195026863
0195026861
Characteristics: viii, 579 p. : music ; 22 cm

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