Treatise on Instrumentation

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Courier Dover Publications, 1948 - Music - 424 pages
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The most influential work of its kind ever written, appraising the musical qualities and potential of over 60 commonly used stringed, wind and percussion instruments. With 150 illustrative full-score musical examples from works by Berlioz, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Weber, Wagner, and others, and numerous smaller musical examples. Complete with Berlioz' chapters on the orchestra and on conducting. Translated by Theodore Front. Foreword by Richard Strauss. Glossary.
  

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
STRINGED INSTRUMENTS
75
The DoableBass
96
INSTRUMENTS WITH PLUCKED STRINGS
137
The Guitar
146
The Mandolin
152
WIND INSTRUMENTS
162
The Oboe
168
The Alto Clarinet
222
The Piccolo 286
236
The Alto Flute
248
The Valve Horn
260
The Trumpet
282
The Cornet
292
WIND INSTRUMENTS OF WOOD
348
Kettledrums 870
370

The Oboe damore
188
The Tenoroon Basson Quinte
198
The Saxophones 400
380

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About the author (1948)

Hugh Macdonald is Avis Blewett Professor of Music at Washington University, St Louis. He has been General Editor of the New Berlioz Edition since its inception in 1967. He has edited The Selected Letters of Berlioz (1995) and Volumes IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII of the Berlioz Correspondance g n rale (1992 ). He is also author of Skryabin (1978) and Berlioz (1982).

Strauss was the greatest and most popular German composer of the 20th century

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