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Boston Symphony Orchestra: An Augmented Discography (Hardback)
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Boston Symphony Orchestra: An Augmented Discography (Hardback)

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Hardback 340 Pages / Published: 09/10/2008
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This discography addresses all the recordings made by The Boston Symphony Orchestra and by the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. Each entry contains complete details of the recording session and work, including all the soloists and choruses, as well as issued discs and tapes in many formats. The material is cross-referenced in indexes organized by composer, conductor, and soloist. In addition to commercial recordings, this volume has separate sections on recordings issued by the U.S. government, recordings made by BSO musicians under other ensemble names, and 'pirate' recordings of BSO concerts and broadcasts.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810862098
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 31 mm


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North's work provides a fascinating history on the orchestra.... Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries, and is a must purchase for devotees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. * American Reference Books Annual *
This is a distinguished, immensely useful piece of discographical work. We already have James H. North to thank for the New York Philharmonic discography and this book improves on that excellent effort in many ways. * Classical Record Collections, Summer 2009 *
Whatever you want or need to know about the discography's sources of information, its organization, or the variety of media on which the recordings have been issued, you will find here... There is an immense amount to be learned from North's work, and much fun to be had simply perusing it. * ARSC Journal, (Association For Recorded Sound Collections) *
For those aspiring researchers seeking to tackle these and other orchestral lacunae, North's format and approach are well worth poaching... there is an immense amount to be learning from North's work, and much fun to be had simply perusing it. May the author be challenged to undertake at least one more - or maybe even more! * ARSC Journal, Fall 2009 *
A marvelously complete discography of the orchestra....The highly readable comments on the recording...make browsing such a pleasure. * Fanfare Magazine, February 2009 *
This is a distinguished, immensely useful piece of discographical work. We already have James H. North to thank for the New York Philharmonic discography and this book improves on that excellent effort in many ways. * Classical Record Collections, Summer 2009 *
As author James H. North points out in his impressively detailed introduction, this book actually consists of two discographies: the first being the authorized (mostly commercial) recordings of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), and the other consisting of recordings of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players....Users will enjoy perusing the accompanying comments, which are often anecdotes or details that afford a fascinating glimpse into the recording....In addition to being potentially useful for libraries, researchers, and students, this volume may also be enjoyable for fans of the BSO and anyone fascinated with historical audio collections. * Music Reference Services Quarterly *

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