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4. Money

4. Money  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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10.1093/actrade/9780199760282.003.0004
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In the early nineteenth century, concert finances were simple: income from the season's tickets minus production costs equals income for the musicians. These primitive but workable ... More
2. Musicians

2. Musicians  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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The career of a musician is precarious. The work is hard, the pay can be low, and the hierarchies are formal and long-standing. Much of the work is repetitive. ‘Musicians’ considers who the ... More
7. Commentary

7. Commentary  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Early music journalism was carried out in newspapers and magazines and the writers were strict professionals. ‘Commentary’ describes the process of music review and provides a history of ... More
Conclusion: Civics

Conclusion: Civics  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Orchestra is not dead, nor dying. Orchestras have a penchant for rebirth. Civic enterprise calls for it. The Conclusion looks at the current state of the orchestra and looks optimistically ... More
The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction  

D. Kern Holoman

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Oct 2012
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The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society and explores topics ranging from the life ... More
6. Repertoire

6. Repertoire  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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The orchestral repertoire necessarily pivots around Beethoven and Brahms, since the orchestra is defined by their work and, by contrast, their work in its pursuit of the symphonic ideal. ... More
5. Conductors

5. Conductors  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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The conductor's artistic duty is singular in purpose: to plan and lead concerts. He or she must also be a teacher, guardian, high priest, philanthropist, and charismatic leader. ... More
8. Recordings

8. Recordings  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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The ability to reproduce sound has been around for a while. However, it was the invention and rapid deployment of the electric microphone and loudspeakers in the 1920s that altered the ... More
9. Peace

9. Peace  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Music and politics have always been connected. The orchestra's potential as an agent of peace and international bonding is obvious as well. The motives are generally honorable and the ... More
3. Venue

3. Venue  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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Not many of the original venues built for concert music are still used. A venue becomes well-known for its acoustics, measured in terms of audience and performer satisfaction, and more ... More
1. Philharmonia

1. Philharmonia  

D. Kern Holoman

in The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2012
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The philharmonic society started off as a local coalition of players, listeners, and financial backers. The initial aim was to sponsor public concerts of orchestral music. It has always ... More

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