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A Guide to Orchestral Music: The Handbook for Non-Musicians
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Publication date March 27, 1986
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780195040418
ISBN-10 0195040414
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $32.00
Other format details university press
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Summary
An accessible yet comprehensive guide for the radio listener, record collector, and occasional concertgoer describes more than seven hundred musical pieces and their composers, proceeding chronologically from Vivaldi to Hans Werner Henze
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Hardcover
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from Oxford Univ Pr (May 29, 1980)
9780195026863 | details & prices | 588 pages | List price $27.50
About: An accessible yet comprehensive guide for the radio listener, record collector, and occasional concertgoer describes more than seven hundred musical pieces and their composers, proceeding chronologically from Vivaldi to Hans Werner Henze
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Oxford Univ Pr on Demand (March 27, 1986)
9780195040418 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $32.00
About: An accessible yet comprehensive guide for the radio listener, record collector, and occasional concertgoer describes more than seven hundred musical pieces and their composers, proceeding chronologically from Vivaldi to Hans Werner Henze

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