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Orchestra:
Origins and Transformations

by Joan Peyser

ISBN 0823083853 / 9780823083855 / 0-8230-8385-3
Publisher Watson-Guptil
Language English
Edition Softcover
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The symphonic orchestra is intriguingly considered in essays by 23 leading music authors and thinkers. Topics include historical beginnings, the role of the conductor, the orchestral audience, the nature of the repertoire, and how recordings have affected the modern orchestra. With a new editor's introduction for this 2006 edition and a glossary of terms. [via]