"The book of the Channel 4 television series. Illuminated by the comments of both Dudley Moore and Sir Georg Solti, Orchestra! takes the reader through the families of instruments - strings, woodwind, brass, percussion - and different periods of music - baroque, classical, romantic and modern. Combining history with anecdote, the book explores the lives of some of the great composers - Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Berlioz, Wagner, Stravinsky, Bartok - and their contribution to orchestral music. With explanations of musical styles and technical terms set alongside intriguing and often amusing information about music and musicians, Orchestra! brings to life both classical music and the people who create it."
Book in good condition.