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First Nights
By Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly

First Nights

Five Musical Premieres New edition

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First Nights by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly

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This lively book takes us back to the very first performances of five famous pieces of music: Monteverdi's Orfeo in 1607, Handel's Messiah in 1742, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly brings to life the fascinating details of these premiere nights - the cities, concert halls, audiences, conductors, musicians, the sound of the music, and the responses of audiences and critics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300091052
ISBN-10: 0300091052
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Music Then and Now by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly Music Then and Now, Hardback (January 2013)

A you are there guide to masterpieces of Western music."

Music Then and Now With Total Access Registration Card by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly Music Then and Now With Total Access Registration Card, Hardback (October 2012)

A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music.

Early Music: A Very Short Introduction by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly Early Music: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2011)

In this Very Short Introduction, Thomas Forrest Kelly frames chapters on the forms, techniques, and repertories of the medieval, Renaissance, and baroque periods with discussion of why old music has been and should be revived, along with a short history of early music revivals.

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