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Published: 24 June 2004

640 Pages | 57 halftones & line illus., 46 music examples

ISBN: 9780198164340

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The Birth of the Orchestra

History of an Institution, 1650-1815

John Spitzer and Neal Zaslaw

  • Combines music history with anthropology, sociology and literary history
  • Critique of earlier histories
  • Puts familiar orchestral repertory in historical context
  • Very wide coverage of places, time periods, and repertories
  • Offers solid evidence of historical performance practices

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