SCOPE In this book, the terms 'light' and 'popular orchestral music' are used in a generalized way, to cover many aspects of popular music for orchestra. Included are the various forms of popular music that stem from folk and jazz ...
Author: Naomi Musiker
World-wide in scope and focusing on the second half of the 20th century, this work provides biographies and discographies of some 500 composers and conductors of light and popular orchestral music, including film, show, theatre and mood music. The book is arranged in two sequences: 1) Biographies and select discographies, both arranged alphabetically, of the well-known and better-known conductors and composers. These entries also include a list of suggested reading for those wishing to further their studies; and 2) Select discographies of conductors about whom little or no biographical information is available. The bibliography at the end of the book covers discographical sources, popular music and film music. This is the first time that the lives and recordings of such artists as Kostelanetz, Faith, and Gould as well as the orchestral recordings of such great popular composers as Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Rodgers, Berlin and Coward have been documented and presented in an encyclopedic form.
Mont Blanc Overture Mozart Escapes the Museum Music of the Spheres Mysterious Mountain Bavicchi-Mont Blanc Overture ... Moorish Dances PainegAzara: Orchestral Scene & 3 Moorish Dances More Borodin-Mer Morgen Strauss, R.Morgen Morgen, ...
Author: David Daniels
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Familiar to conductors, orchestra managers, and music librarians, this classic sourcebook of information necessary to plan orchestral programs and organize rehearsals has been greatly expanded and revised. The fourth edition features nearly 6400 compositions that cover the standard repertoire for American orchestras (a 42% increase over the third edition), clearer entries, and a more useful system of appendixes. Included for the first time are entries from the American Symphony Orchestra League's OLIS repertoire database.
In 2010, Daniels retired from conducting, having served as music director of the Warren Symphony in Michigan for 37 years. Daniels also taught at Oa2land University for 28 years and has conducted a broad variety of orchestral wor2s, ...
Author: David Daniels
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Orchestral music
Daniels' Orchestral Music is the gold standard reference for conductors, music programmers, librarians, and any other music professional researching an orchestral program. This sixth edition, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the original work, includes over 14,000 entries with a vast number of new listings and updates.
pieces would appear frequently in response to public demand—and so they did. Prior to the French orchestra's establishment, and for a long time afterward, performance standards were, to put it mildly, variable, and regular seasons ...
Author: David Hurwitz
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Beethoven’s orchestral works include some of the most iconic pieces of music ever written. Veteran music critic David Hurwitz surveys all of the symphonies, overtures, concertos, theatrical music, his single ballet and other music for the dance, and several short pieces. It also features extensive discographies and recommended recordings.
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The Directory of Choral-Orchestral Music is the most comprehensive index of music written for orchestra with chorus in print today. Offering performance information ahout choral works by more than 900 composers, the more than 3,500 ...
Author: Michael Rosewall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This is not, of course, the complete history of orchestral music. It would be possible to go back to the court of Louis XIV with its 24 Violons du Roi and the Renaissance bands before that. But Corelli is as good a place as any to start ...
Author: Robert Philip
Publisher: Yale University Press
An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950 Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, 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. Organized alphabetically from Bach to Webern, this compendium will be indispensable for classical music enthusiasts, whether in the concert hall or enjoying recordings at home.
most colorful and flamboyant orchestral pieces. Such color is carried over into the three movements of Ibéria, itself one of three sections which constitute Images pour Orchestre, the others being Gigues and Rondes de printemps (Spring ...
Author: DAVID FLIGG
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
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.
Tippett's earliest attempts at symphonic composition predate the conceptual strategies that would inform his more mature music, and although they were designed to acknowledge music as a'great','rich'and living tradition, ...
Author: Thomas Schuttenhelm
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With extracts from the composer's letters, writings, interviews and broadcasts, and supported by evidence from his sketchbooks and manuscripts, The Orchestral Music of Michael Tippett explores Tippett's intentions and argues that the experiences that triggered his creative impulses are integral to understanding his music. In his discussion of Tippett's creative process, Thomas Schuttenhelm attempts to recapture the circumstances under which Tippett's orchestral works were created, to document how his visionary aspirations were developed and sustained throughout the creative cycle, and to chart how conception was transmuted from idea through to performance. Analysing Tippett's orchestral works throughout his long career, from the Symphonic Movement of 1931 to his final masterpiece The Rose Lake in 1991–3, Schuttenhelm explores each work in detail to provide a comprehensive commentary on one of the most influential British composers of the twentieth century.
16 That overlap actually began much earlier , in orchestral works conceived as test cases in operatic composition : unstaged music dramas , as it were.17 In the tone poems , as in Strauss's first operas , orchestral ( " symphonic ...
Author: Charles Dowell Youmans
Publisher: Indiana University Press
A study of Strauss's orchestral activity from the perspective of late-19th-century German intellectual history.