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BK - The Orchestra: 23 Essays
** Sale was $19.95 now $12.00 Sale **A Collection of 23 Essays on Its Origins and Transformations
by Joan Peyser
This wide-ranging reference traces the development of the modern orchestra from its birth in the late 15th century to the present through 23 historical essays by leading music authors and scholars.
Organized chronologically, the book addresses such topics as the technical development of instruments, composers' changing aesthetic visions, the rise of the conductor's influence, audiences of the past, the effect of musicology on the orchestra, the symphony orchestra as a museum of culture, electronic recordings, and music in relation to the other arts.
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