A Concise Guide to Orchestral Music (Book)
1700 to the Present Day
20700
Orchestral works are the central pillars of classical music. In A Concise Guide to Orchestral Music, 1700 to the Present Day, David Fligg evaluates this great music, and explores why so many masterpieces continue to fascinate music lovers. As well as discussing individual composers, the book places orchestral music within a historical context, providing essential reading for music students, and enthusiasts of all ages.
Product Number:
20700
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Not Applicable
Pages:
254
Binding:
Perfect Binding
Size:
5.5 x 8
ISBN:
0-7866-8230-2
UPC:
796279110785
ISBN13:
978-07866-8230-0
Publisher:
Bill's Music Shelf
Date Published:
4/14/2010
Orchestral works are the central pillars of classical music. In A Concise Guide to Orchestral Music, 1700 to the Present Day, David Fligg evaluates this great music, and explores why so many masterpieces continue to fascinate music lovers. As well as discussing individual composers, the book places orchestral music within a historical context, providing essential reading for music students, and enthusiasts of all ages.
Untitled Document List of Illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Chapter 1 – Setting the Scene
Periods In Music
The Orchestra
Public Concerts
Sonata Form
The Symphony and Concerto
Chapter 2 – The Eighteenth Century
Bach, Handel and Vivaldi
Haydn
Mozart
Chapter 3 – The Age of Beethoven
Chapter 4 – The Nineteenth Century (Part I)
Schubert
Rossini, Weber and Paganini
Berlioz
Mendelssohn
Schumann
Chopin and Liszt
Chapter 5 – The Nineteenth Century (Part II)
Wagner
Bruckner
Brahms
Tchaikovsky
Dvořák
‘The Five’ and other Russians
Other nineteenth century Romantics and Nationalists
Chapter 6 – The Twentieth Century (Part I)
Debussy
Ravel
Janáček and other Eastern European Nationalists
Elgar
Mahler
Richard Strauss
Sibelius
Nielsen
Rachmaninov
Chapter 7 – The Twentieth Century (Part II)
The Second Viennese School – Schoenberg, Berg and Webern
Ives
Stravinsky
Bartók
Other Northern Europeans and Americans
Southern Europeans and Latin Americans
Vaughan Williams and the British School after Elgar
Walton, Tippett and Britten
Messiaen and the French School after Debussy
Prokofiev
Hindemith
Shostakovich
Gershwin and the American Dream
Copland, Carter, Barber and Bernstein
Other Americans born before 1920
Other Americans born after 1920
Post-War Experimental Pioneers
Lutosławski, Ligeti, Penderecki, and others born before 1950
Chapter 8 – Into the Millennium

Suggested Further Reading
Index
 
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