Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music - Music Finders (Paperback)
  • Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music - Music Finders (Paperback)

Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music - Music Finders (Paperback)

Paperback 444 Pages / Published: 15/03/2018
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In Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire, Dirk Meyer provides conductors, musicians, and librarians with all the information needed to plan their performances of modern chamber music. Meyer lists almost 4,000 works written during the 20th and 21st centuries, representing more than 1,100 composers. Entries are divided into three categories: Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Ensemble. Presented alphabetically by composer, each entry fully describes the composition, including its duration, year of composition, availability, publisher, and complete instrumentation. The comprehensive appendix allows users to search for repertoire based on a variety of criteria, such as instrumentation, duration, solo instruments, and solo voices. As a catalog of modern music, the appendix also provides categories for 21st-century repertoire as well as compositions that use electronics.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538114612
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 1170 g
Dimensions: 281 x 213 x 26 mm

An invaluable resource for conductors, librarians of chamber orchestras and anyone interested in learning about possible repertoire for the chamber orchestra....Dirk Meyer's Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire: A Catalog of Modern Music will clearly be of significant help to programmers of twentieth and twenty-first century chamber orchestra literature. * Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association *
A must! This wonderful tool is a very helpful companion for programming and researching repertoire for chamber orchestra. -- Ludovic Morlot, conductor
This extremely comprehensive and user-friendly guide significantly serves the interests of adventurous spirits performing and programming 20th and 21st century repertoire-and of the music itself. Contemporary composers and performers alike owe a debt of gratitude to Maestro Meyer for this extraordinary achievement. -- Paul Moravec, composer
Thorough, intelligent, and incredibly well organized, Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Repertoire by Dirk Meyer will surely be an indispensable source of information for all musicians-orchestra leaders, chamber musicians, musicologists, and students alike! -- Vadim Gluzman, Concert Violinist
I couldn't think of a more useful and needed book! This catalog is concise and practical. The different classifications, categories, and cross references make it easy to use. It's an invaluable tool for finding specific works in order to program or record them. -- Miguel del Aguila, composer
German conductor Dirk Meyer's book strikes a hopeful chord . . . . This book is a catalog to chamber music after 1900; it has everything the Euterpe in us all longs to see. Patterned after David Daniel's Orchestra Music, Meyer catalogs chamber orchestra and ensemble pieces. The main part of the catalog is arranged alphabetically by composer, and each entry contains information needed to know what instruments and their number are required to play it-flutes, oboes, clarinets, horns, strings, and more-and the duration of each piece. The appendixes prove even more valuable. Arrangement here is first by solo voices, then solo instruments, string orchestras, ensembles by string count, followed by compositions that use no percussion, no harps or pianos, and so on. A twenty-first century repertoire comes next rounded out by a listing by duration. * American Reference Books Annual *

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