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The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra

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Tim Carter, Erik Levi, Robert Barclay, Peter Laki, Richard Rastall, Julian Rushton, Jeremy Siepman, Jon Tolanski, Colin Lawson, John Rushby-Smith, Simon Channing, Clive Gillinson, Jonathan Vaughan, Robert Philip, Robert Saxton, Sue Knussen, Stephen Cottrell
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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521001328

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  • This guide to the orchestra and orchestral life combines orchestral repertory history with critical thought. It includes topics such as the art of orchestration, scorereading, conducting, international orchestras, recording, and becoming an orchestral musician, educator or informed listener.

    • Considers the contemporary orchestra from a sociological point of view
    • Surveys the history and the music written for orchestra
    • Covers all associated skills, such as conducting, score-reading, composing and recording
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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521001328
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 30 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The history of the orchestra Tim Carter and Erik Levi
    2. The development of musical instruments Robert Barclay
    3. The orchestral repertory Peter Laki
    4. From notation to sound Richard Rastall
    5. The art of orchestration Julian Rushton
    6. The history of direction and conducting Jeremy Siepman
    7. International case studies Jon Tolanski
    8. The revival of historical instruments Colin Lawson
    9. Recording the orchestra John Rushby-Smith
    10. Training the orchestral musician Simon Channing
    11. The life of an orchestral musician Clive Gillinson and Jonathan Vaughan
    12. Historical recordings of orchestras Robert Philip
    13. The orchestral composer Robert Saxton
    14. Educational programmes Sue Knussen
    15. The future of the orchestra Stephen Cottrell. Appendix 1. The constitution of selected orchestras
    Appendix 2. Orchestras founded in the nineteenth century
    Appendix 3. Orchestras founded in the twentieth century.

  • Editor

    Colin Lawson, Royal College of Music, London
    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).

    Contributors

    Tim Carter, Erik Levi, Robert Barclay, Peter Laki, Richard Rastall, Julian Rushton, Jeremy Siepman, Jon Tolanski, Colin Lawson, John Rushby-Smith, Simon Channing, Clive Gillinson, Jonathan Vaughan, Robert Philip, Robert Saxton, Sue Knussen, Stephen Cottrell

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