Five Musical Premieres New edition
By (author) Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
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First Nights by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
Book DescriptionThis 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 DetailsISBN: 9780300091052
(254mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
Capturing Music, Hardback (November 2014)
An entertaining history of how musicians learned to record music for all time, filled with art that sings.
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, Hardback (October 2012)
A "you are there" guide to masterpieces of Western music.
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (August 2011)» View all books by Professor Thomas Forrest Kelly
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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