The Orchestra

The Orchestra In This Very Short Introduction, D Kern Holoman Considers The Structure, Roots, And Day To Day Functioning Of The Modern Philharmonic Society He Explores Topics Ranging From The Life Of A Musician In A Modern Orchestra, The Recent Wave Of New Hall Construction From Berlin To Birmingham, Threats Of Bankruptcies And Strikes, And The Eyebrow Raising Salaries Of Conductors And General Managers At The Heart Of The Book Lies A Troubling Pair Of Questions Can Such A Seemingly Anachronistic Organization Long Survive Does The Symphony Matter In Contemporary Culture Holoman Responds To Both With A Resounding Yes He Shows That The Orchestra Remains A Potent Political And Social Force, A Cultural Diplomat Par Excellence It Has Adapted Well To The Digital Revolution, And It Continues To Be Seen As An Essential Element Of Civic Pride In A Time Of Upheaval In How Classical Music Is Created, Heard, Distributed, And Evaluated, The Orchestra Has Managed To Retain Its Historic Role As A Meeting Place Of Intellectual Currents, An Ongoing Forum For Public Enlightenment. Among the various interesting things I have learnt over the last few days reading this, is very little about any actual music, disappointingly On the other hand, it is reasonably clear and easy to read, at least by the usual dire st
Somehow OUP published hundreds of titles in the Very Short Introduction series without my having noticed until now You want a book like this to be short, sure, but also pleasant to read, informative, and subtly opinionated This was all of those. Dr Kern Holoman s very short introduction to the symphony orchestra opens a multi faceted and insightful window on one of the most mysterious institutions to have graced the modern era Admittedly the book has been written with a fairly strong North American bias but that doesn t detract from its value for European readers Many of the challenges befalling contemporary orchestras are shared the world over The book falls into ten chapters Philharmonia the history of the orchestra as an instit Dr Kern Holoman s very short
I had meant to read Leonard Bernstein s wonderful Childrens Concerts book as my work by a musician, but realized too late that my preferred method of playing and listening along would taketime than I had left in the year Enter this book, which I read on NYE I hadn t expected much from it other than brevity, but was pleasantly surprised when I got a smattering of different histories of the orchestra, all competently written Holoman covers the economic, artistic, cultural, musical, archi I had meant to read Leonard Bernstein s wonderful Childrens Concerts book as my work by a musician, but realized too late that my preferred method of playing and listening along would taketime than I had left in the year Enter this book, which I read on NYE I hadn t expected much from it other than brevity, but was pleasantly surprised when I got a smattering of different histories of the orchestra, all competently written Holoman covers the economic, artistic, cultu

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  • Paperback
  • 168 pages
  • The Orchestra
  • D. Kern Holoman
  • English
  • 24 December 2018
  • 0199760284