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Sinopsis: This lively book takes us back to the first performances of five famous musical compositions: Monteverdi's Orfeo in 1607, Handel's Messiah in 1742, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly sets the scene for each of these premieres, describing the cities in which they took place, the concert halls, audiences, conductors, and musicians, the sound of the music when it was first performed (often with instruments now extinct), and the popular and critical responses. He explores how performance styles and conditions have changed over the centuries and what music can reveal about the societies that produce it. Kelly tells us, for example, that Handel recruited musicians he didn't know to perform Messiah in a newly built hall in Dublin; that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony was performed with a mixture of professional and amateur musicians after only three rehearsals; and that Berlioz was still buying strings for the violas and mutes for the violins on the day his symphony was first played. Kelly's narrative, which is enhanced by extracts from contemporary letters, press reports, account books, and other sources, as well as by a rich selection of illustrations, gives us a fresh appreciation of these five masterworks, encouraging us to sort out our own late twentieth-century expectations from what is inherent in the music.
Críticas: "Kelly's engaging, fast-paced narrative makes music, an ineffable art, come alive for the general reader. This is a book that anyone with an interest in the arts can read and enjoy." Craig Wright, Yale University
Título: First Nights: Five Musical Premiers Kelly, ...
Encuadernación: Jun 15, 2000
Condición del libro: Used: Very Good
Descripción Yale University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Clean nice pages with no marks or inscriptions. Shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería 137721
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Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR003541492
Descripción Yale University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 9378010
Descripción New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America / London, England, United Kingdom: Yale University Press, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. touches of wear on edges of covers. Nº de ref. de la librería LL748
Descripción Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. claudio monteverdi, orfeo, handel, messiah, beethoven, ninth symphony, berlioz, symphonic fantastique, and stravinsky, le sacre du printemps. a great group. ends with a list of recommended recordings. only a jerk would fail to have least one the five in their classical top ten. Size: 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería 018133