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Cambridge Companion to the Symphony

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ISBN-10: 0521884985

ISBN-13: 9780521884983

Edition: 2012

Authors: Julian Horton

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Few genres of the last 250 years have proved so crucial to the course of music history, or so vital to public musical experience, as the symphony. This Companion offers an accessible guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding this major genre of Western music, discussing an extensive variety of works from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book complements a detailed review of the symphony's history with focused analytical essays from leading scholars on the symphonic music of both mainstream composers, including Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and lesser-known figures, including Carter, Berio and Maxwell Davies. With chapters on a comprehensive range…    
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Book details

List price: $65.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/2/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 470
Size: 7.01" wide x 9.96" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Jonathan P. Roth is professor of history at San Jose State University. A scholar of Roman military history, he is the author of The Logistics of the Roman Army at War.Julian Horton is Lecturer in Music at University College Dublin. He contributed an essay to The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (2003) and has also published articles and reviews on Brucknerian topics in Music and Letters and Music Analysis.

Introduction: understanding the symphony
Historical Overview of the Genre
The Viennese symphony 1750 to 1827
Other classical repertories
The symphony after Beethoven after Dahlhaus
The symphony since Mahler: national and international trends
Studies in Symphonic Analysis
Six great early symphonists
Harmonies and effects: Haydn and Mozart in parallel
Beethoven: structural principles and narrative strategies
Cyclical thematic processes in the nineteenth-century symphony
Tonal strategies in the nineteenth-century symphony
'Two-dimensional' symphonic forms: Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony, before, and after Steven
Symphony/antiphony: formal strategies in the twentieth-century symphony
Performance, Reception and Genre
The symphony and the classical orchestra
Beethoven's shadow: the nineteenth century
The symphony as programme music
'Symphonies of the free spirit': the Austro-German symphony in early Soviet Russia
The symphony in Britain: guardianship and renewal
The symphony, the modern orchestra and the performing canon