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Description - A Guide to Orchestral Music by Ethan Mordden

Relaxed and accessible in style, this authoritative guide is the first symphony handbook for non-musicians. The book begins with a general introduction to the symphony and short pieces on the orchestra and musical styles. Mordden goes on to describe, chronologically, over 700 pieces-from Vivaldi to twentieth-century composers. Further aids to the reader include two lists of repertory builders and a glossary of musical terms. "Easy and pleasurable to read...a genuinely useful guide for the music lover who has not had a musical education but loves concert music."-John Barkham Reviews.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195040418
ISBN-10: 0195040414
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 592
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Mar-1986
Country of Publication: United States

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