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Title:
The symphony
Author:
Stedman, Preston, 1923-2012.
Publication Information:
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, [1979]

©1979
Physical Description:
vii, 429 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780138800628
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This comprehensive reference delivers a chronological history of the symphony with an emphasis on musical style. It takes the reader on a musical journey from the preclassical period to contemporary time, punctuated with specific examples by all major composers from Corelli to Riegger. Everyone from orchestral conductors to concert goers and music critics should make room in their libraries for this all-new guide.


Table of Contents

1 Symphony antecedents
2 Preclassical Beginnings
3 Classical Symphony
4 Beethoven
5 Symphony in 19th Century
6 20th Century Symphonists

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