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Orchestral Masterpieces under the Microscope
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480 Pages

24 x 17 cm

20 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press

Orchestral Masterpieces under the Microscope

by Jonathan Del Mar

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A must-have for any conductor, conducting student and orchestral librarian.
How does a conductor know whether the score they use is what the composer wrote? How do orchestral players know that their parts are reliable and reflect the latest scholarship? As Jonathan Del Mar reminds us in this ground-breaking book, editions of the orchestral repertoire are beset by textual problems: simple misprints, mistakes in the score or player's part, or hopelessly outdated scores at odds with current scholarship.

Driven by a fundamental respect for what the composer actually wrote, Jonathan Del Mar addresses these problems through textual reports on over 100 orchestral masterpieces of classical music. Each report is introduced with essential guidance and succinct commentary on the first performance and publication of the work. Critical editions are compared with commonly used editions, and in those cases where no Urtext Edition exists, this much-needed reference work functions as a replacement for an Urtext Edition.

Orchestral Masterpieces under the Microscope will be an indispensable reference tool for all who care about performances honouring the correct text that composers have left us. It serves as an essential survival guide for conductors and musicians to make informed choices, and it offers much-needed clarity on the latest scholarship for musicologists and music librarians alike
Preface
Editorial Conventions


Bartok
Piano Concerto No.1
Violin Concerto No.2
Dance Suite
Beethoven
Symphonies: some supplementary remarks
Overture Leonore No.2
Overture Leonore No.3
Overture King Stephen
Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
Harold in Italy
Overtures
Bloch
Schelomo: Hebraic rhapsody for cello and orchestra
Brahms
Four Symphonies
Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor
Violin Concerto in D
Hungarian Dances: a brief guide
Bruch
Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor
Busoni
Piano Concerto
Debussy
Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Dvořák
Scherzo capriccioso
Symphonic Variations
Romance for violin and orchestra
Serenade for strings
Elgar
Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma')
Concert-Overture: Froissart
Concert-Overture: Cockaigne
Concert-Overture: In the South (Alassio)
Sea Pictures
Serenade for Strings in E minor
Fauré, orch. Aubert
Fantaisie for Flute
Franck
Symphony in D minor
Haydn
Symphonies with High Horns
Symphony No.100 in G ('Military')
Symphony No.104 in D ('London')
Liszt
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat
Piano Concerto No.2 in A
Mahler
Symphony No.2 in C minor
Martinů
Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra
Mendelssohn
Symphony No.3 in A minor ('Scottish')
Symphony No.4 in A ('Italian')
Violin Concerto in E minor
Overture The Hebrides
Mozart
Piano Concertos
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel
Pictures from an Exhibition
Nielsen
Sinfonia espansiva (Symphony No.3)
Prokofiev
Classical Symphony (Symphony No.1)
Peter and the Wolf
Rachmaninov
Symphony No.2 in E minor
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor
Ravel
Piano Concerto
La Valse
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Respighi
Fontane di Roma
Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphonic Suite: Scheherazade
Capriccio Espagnol
Rossini
Overture William Tell
Saint-Saëns
Symphony No.3 in C minor
Cello Concerto No.1 in A minor
Schubert
Overture Die Zauberharfe ('Rosamunde')
Schumann
Symphony No.4 in D minor
Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Cello Concerto in A minor
Overture Genoveva
Shostakovich
Cello Concerto No.1 in E flat
Sibelius
Symphony No.2 in D
Symphony No.3 in C
Symphony No.4 in A minor
Symphony No.5 in E flat
Symphony No.6 in D minor
Symphony No.7 in C
Violin Concerto in D minor
Tapiola
Smetana
Má Vlast: 2. Vltava
Má Vlast: 3. Šárka
Strauss
Ein Heldenleben
Horn Concerto No.1 in E flat
Oboe Concerto
Metamorphosen: Study for 23 Solo Strings
Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.2 in C minor
Symphony No.3 in D
Symphony No.4 in F minor
Symphony No.5 in E minor
Symphony No.6 in B minor, 'Pathétique'
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor
Violin Concerto in D
Fantasy-Overture after Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Tippett
Symphony No.2 in C
Vaughan Williams
A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)
Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3)
Tuba Concerto
Wagner
Prelude Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Walton
Cello Concerto
Weber
Overture Der Beherrscher der Geister
Overture Der Freischütz
Overture Oberon


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Title Details

480 Pages

2.4 x 1.7 cm

20 line illus.

Imprint: Boydell Press