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A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians (Oxford Quick Reference)

 
 
 
 
A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians (Oxford Quick Reference)
Author: Ethan Mordden
ISBN 13: 9780195040418
ISBN 10: 195040414
Edition: First Edition Thus
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1986-03-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 592
List Price: $32.00
 
 

Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces—from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms.
"Easy and pleasurable to read...a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music."—John Barkham Reviews