The Classical Music Lover’s Companion To Orchestral Music, Robert Philip


Author Robert Philip Published by Yale University Press ISBN 9780300254822 EAN 9780300254822 Bic Code Cover Paperback


An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950. Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering 400 works by 68 composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader.


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