A Collection of 23 Essays on Its Origins and Transformations
The symphonic orchestra is intriguingly considered in essays by 23 leading music authors and thinkers. Topics include historical beginnings, the role of the conductor, the orchestral audience, the nature of the repertoire, and how recordings have effected the modern orchestra. With a new editor's introduction for this 2006 edition and a glossary of terms. ©2006, 646 pages.