- Hardcover: 756 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st edition (March 17, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393029360
- ISBN-13: 978-0393029369
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,189,312 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evenings with the Orchestra: A Norton Companion for Concertgoers 1st Edition
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In his delightful and well-nigh-indispensable style sheet Writing About Music (Berkley, 1988), Holoman offers sensible guidelines on just about every aspect of music-related prose, including how to write effective program notes. Now in this present volume, he demonstrates that he practices what he preaches. Essentially a compilation of some 200 of the author's program notes for the Sacramento Symphony, it is a gem of a book. There is much to enjoy here for concert-goers of all levels of sophistication. In addition to essays on the standard orchestral repertory, there are excellent notes for a number of significant contemporary compositions. Program notes are often pretentious and self-indulgent, but these are generally models of directness, clarity, and good sense. Strunk and White would be pleased. Highly recommended.
- Eugene Gaub, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.
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