The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

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Colin Lawson, Professor Colin Lawson
Cambridge University Press, Apr 24, 2003 - Music - 297 pages
This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life is unique in its breadth of coverage. It combinesorchestral history and repertory with a practical bias offering critical thought about the past, present and future of the orchestra. Including topics such as the art of orchestration, scorereading, conducting, international orchestras, recording, as well as consideration of what it means to be an orchestral musician, an educator, or an informed listener, it will be of interest to a wideranging readership of music historians and professional or amateur performers.
 

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Contents

The history of the orchestra
1
The development of musical instruments national trends and musical implications
22
The orchestral repertory
42
From notation to sound
71
The art of orchestration
92
The history of direction and conducting
112
International case studies
126
The revival of historical instruments
155
Historical recordings of orchestras
203
The orchestral composer
218
Educational programmes
239
The future of the orchestra
251
Notes
265
The constitution of selected orchestras 16701865
272
Orchestras founded in the nineteenth century
275
Orchestras founded in the twentieth century
277

Recording the orchestra
169
Training the orchestral musician
180
The life of an orchestral musician
194

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Colin Lawson is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Thames Valley University, having previously been Professor of Music at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He has an international profile as a solo clarinettist and plays with the Hanover Band, the English Consort and the King's Consort. His publications for Cambridge University Press include The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet (1995), Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (1996), Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (1998), The Historical Performance of Music (with Robin Stowell) (1999), The Early Clarinet (2000).

Colin Lawson is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Thames Valley University, having previously been Professor of Music at Goldsmiths' College, University of London. He has an international profile as a solo clarinettist and plays with the Hanover Band, the English Consort and the King's Consort. His publications for Cambridge University Press include The Cambridge Companion to the Clarinet (1995), Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (1996), Brahms: Clarinet Quintet (1998), The Historical Performance of Music (with Robin Stowell) (1999), The Early Clarinet (2000).

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