Orchestra

ISBN-10: 0199760284

ISBN-13: 9780199760282

Edition: 2012

Authors: D. Kern Holoman
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Description: In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham,threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors and general managers. At the heart of the book lies a troubling pair of questions: Can such a seemingly anachronistic organization long survive? Does the symphony matter in contemporary culture? Holoman responds to both with a resounding yes. He shows that the orchestra remains a potent political and social force, acultural diplomat par excellence. It has adapted well to the digital revolution, and it continues to be seen as an essential element of civic pride. In a time of upheaval in how classical music is created, heard, distributed, and evaluated, the orchestra has managed to retain its historic role as ameeting place of intellectual currents, an ongoing forum for public enlightenment.

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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286

Philharmonia
Musicians
Venue
Money
Conductors
Repertoire
Commentary
Records
Peace
Epilogue: Civics
References
Further Reading
Index
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