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The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony

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The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony
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Few genres of the last 250 years have proved so crucial to the course of music history, or so vital to public musical experience, as the symphony. This Companion offers an accessible guide to the historical, analytical and interpretative issues surrounding this major genre of Western music, discussing an extensive variety of works from the eighteenth century to the present day. The book complements a detailed review of the symphony's history with focused analytical essays from leading scholars on the symphonic music of both mainstream composers, including Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven and lesser-known figures, including Carter, Berio and Maxwell Davies. With chapters on a comprehensive range of topics, from the symphony's origins to the politics of its reception in the twentieth century, this is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in the history, analysis and performance of the symphonic repertoire.
Title: The Cambridge companion to the symphony
Publisher: Cambridge :, Cambridge University Press,, 2013
Characteristics: xiv, 452 pages :,illustrations ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Julian Horton
Contents: Introduction : understanding the symphony / Julian Horton
Historical overview of the genre. The Viennese symphony, 1750 to 1827 / John Irving ; Other classical repertories / Mary Sue Morrow ; The symphony after Beethoven after Dahlhaus / David Brodbeck ; The symphony since Mahler : national and international trends / David Fanning
Studies in symphonic analysis. Six great early symphonists / Michael Spitzer ; Harmonies and effects : Haydn and Mozart in parallel / Simon P. Keefe ; Beethoven : structural principles and narrative strategies / Mark Anson-Cartwright ; Cyclical thematic processes in the nineteenth-century symphony / Julian Horton ; Tonal strategies in the nineteenth-century symphony / Julian Horton ; 'Two-dimensional' symphonic forms : Schoenberg's Chamber symphony, before, and after / Steven Vande Moortele ; Symphony/antiphony : formal strategies in the twentieth-century symphony / Daniel M. Grimley
Performance, reception and genre. The symphony and the classical orchestra / Richard Will ; Beethoven's shadow : the nineteenth century / Mark Evan Bonds ; The symphony as programme music / John Williamson ; 'Symphonies of the free spirit' : the Austro-German symphony in early Soviet Russia / Pauline Fairclough ; The symphony in Britain : guardianship and renewal / Alain Frogley ; The symphony, the modern orchestra and the performing canon / Alan Street
Additional Contributors: Horton, Julian Editor
Alternate Title: Symphony
ISBN: 0521711959
Branch Call Number: 784.2184 C1783 2013
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-437) and index
Subject Headings: Symphony
Topical Term: Symphony
LCCN: 2012022008
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