A guide to orchestral music : the handbook for non-musicians / Ethan Mordden Mordden, Ethan, 1947-

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Mordden, Ethan, 1947-
Orchestral music - Analysis, appreciation.; Orchestral music.; Music appreciation.
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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