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Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

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ISBN-10: 0521001323

ISBN-13: 9780521001328

Edition: 2002

Authors: Colin Lawson, Jonathan Cross

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This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life is unique in its breadth of coverage. It combines orchestral history and repertory with a practical bias offering critical thought about the past, present and future of the orchestra as a sociological and as an artistic phenomenon.
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.89" wide x 9.69" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Colin Lawson is Director of the Royal College of Music, London. He has an international profile as a period clarinettist and has played principal in most of Britain's leading period orchestras, notably The Hanover Band, the English Concert and the London Classical Players, with whom he has recorded extensively and toured world-wide. Described by Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung as 'a brilliant, absolutely world-class player' he has appeared as a soloist in many international venues, including London's major concert halls and New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. His recent discography includes two volumes of sonatas by Lef�vre in their original scoring for C clarinet and cello.…    

List of illustrations
Notes on the contributors
The history of the orchestra
The development of musical instruments: national trends and musical implications
The orchestral repertory
From notation to sound
The art of orchestration
The history of direction and conducting
International case studies
The revival of historical instruments
Recording the orchestra
Training the orchestral musician
The life of an orchestral musician
Historical recordings of orchestras
The orchestral composer
Educational programmes
The future of the orchestra
The constitution of selected orchestras, 1670-1865
Orchestras founded in the nineteenth century
Orchestras founded in the twentieth century
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