Evenings with the Orchestra: A Norton Companion for Concertgoers

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1992 - Music - 734 pages
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Going to concerts is becoming, for large numbers of Americans, an increasingly frequent pleasure. For those who encounter unfamiliar traditions and terms in the concert hall, here is information and advice which tells all listeners what they need to know to be comfortable at an orchestral concert. Includes background, biographies, and discussions of 200 masterpieces. Drawings.
 

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Contents

Practical Tips
9
The Orchestra
17
Musical Form
28
The Periods of Music History
38
Tonality
47
The Orchestral Score and How to Follow One
53
A Word from the Author
61
The Orchestral Suites
67
Le Baeuf sur le toif
368
Symphony No 29
375
Symphony No 40
382
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C Major K 503
389
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin Viola and Orchestra
395
Pictures at an Exhibition
406
Concerto No 1 for Violin and Orchestra
412
Suite from The Incredible Flutist
421

Adagio for Strings
76
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
82
Symphony No 5
88
Symphony No 8
94
Concerto No 5 for Piano and Orchestra
100
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
106
Symphonie fantastique
113
Overture to Candide
120
Schelomo for Cello and Orchestra
128
Le Marteau sans maitre
137
Symphony No 2
143
Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra
149
A German Requiem
156
The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra
163
Te Deum
170
Espana 111
177
Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra
184
Ballet Suite from Billy the Kid
190
Prélude a LAprésmidi dun faune
204
Symphony No 8
210
Slavonic Dances opp 46 and 72
216
Noches en los jardines de España Nights in the Gardens of Spain
225
Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
232
Symphony in D Minor
238
Rhapsody in Blue
244
Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
251
The Concerti Grossi
260
Music for the Royal Fireworks
264
Symphony No 88
271
Symphony No 103 Drum Roll
277
Missa in angustiis Lord Nelson Mass
283
Mathis der Maler Symphony
292
Three Places in New England
302
Sinfonietta
309
Suite from Hary Janos
315
Les Preludes
321
Symphony No 1
328
Symphony No 4
331
Das Lied von der Erde The Song of the Earth
339
Kindertotenlieder Songs on the Death of Children
345
Symphony No 3 Scottish
351
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
357
Symphony No 1 Classical
430
Peter and the Wolf
436
Concerto No 2 for Piano and Orchestra
443
Ma Mere Ioye Mother Goose
450
Bolero
457
Capriccio espagnol
465
Scheherazade
466
The Opera Overtures
472
Danse macabre
478
Verkldrte Nacht Transfigured Night
486
A Survivor From Warsaw
492
Symphony No 5
498
Rosamunde Overture and Incidental Music
504
Symphony No 1 Spring 5 10
510
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomd
519
Symphony No 5
526
Symphony No 2
536
The Moldau
543
Waltzes
549
Todund Verklarung Death and Transfiguration
555
Ein Heldenleben A Heros Life
561
The Firebird
570
Symphony in C
576
Symphony No 4
585
Concerto No 1 for Piano and Orchestra
591
Overture
597
Serenade for Strings
599
A Child of Our Time
605
Arcana
612
Fantasia on Greenskeves
618
The Four Seasons
626
Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
633
Konzertstiick for Piano and Orchestra
640
Symphony op 21
647
The Conductors
664
Glossary
683
Suggestions for Further Reading
693
Index
703
Borodin Alexander
707
CORELLI ARCANGELO
710
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