A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians by Ethan Mordden

By Ethan Mordden

Cozy and obtainable standard, this authoritative consultant is the 1st symphony instruction manual for non-musicians. The booklet starts off with a common creation to the symphony and brief items at the orchestra and musical types. Mordden is going directly to describe, chronologically, over seven hundred pieces--from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. additional aids to the reader comprise lists of repertory developers and a thesaurus of musical phrases. "Easy and enjoyable to read...a really beneficial advisor for the song lover who has no longer had a musical schooling yet loves live performance music."--John Barkham experiences

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17. Classical Era Haydn: Symphony no. 92 ("Oxford") Haydn: Symphony no. 94 (the "Surprise") Haydn: Symphony no. 104 Mozart: Symphony no. 36 (the "Linz") Mozart: Symphony no. 38 (the "Prague") Mozart: Symphony no. 40 Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Transitionally Classic-Romantic Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 Beethoven: Symphony no. 7 Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 5 (the "Emperor") Beethoven: Violin Concerto Schubert: Symphony no. 8 (the "Unfinished") Schubert: Symphony no.

But we use it as a catch-all because the times get complex as of 1900, and no one word covers all that happened. On one hand, Romanticism seemed exhausted, flabby. Composers sought new disciplines for the act of composition. One approach was a return to the strict pre-Romantic world of absolute music and moderately sized symphonies: neoClassicism. But even while reviving the sound styles and forms of Bach, Haydn, and Mozart, neo-classicism somehow got itself entangled in satire, jazz, and other commentative forms.

6 (the "Pastoral") Dvorak: Slavonic Dances Chaikofsky: the Nutcracker Suite Prokofyef: Peter and the Wolf Saint-Saens: The Carnival of the Animals Baroque Era 8. Handel: The Water Music 9. Handel: The Royal Fireworks Music 41 42 A Guide to Orchestral Music 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Classical Era Haydn: Symphony no. 92 ("Oxford") Haydn: Symphony no. 94 (the "Surprise") Haydn: Symphony no. 104 Mozart: Symphony no. 36 (the "Linz") Mozart: Symphony no. 38 (the "Prague") Mozart: Symphony no. 40 Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute 18.

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