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In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham, threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 13th 2012)
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Dr. Kern Holoman's very short introduction to the symphony orchestra opens a multi-faceted and insightful window on one of the most mysterious institutions to have graced the modern era. Admittedly the book has been written with a fairly strong North American bias but that doesn't detract from its value for European readers. Many of the challenges befalling contemporary orchestras are shared the world over.

The book falls into ten chapters:

Philharmonia: the history of the orchestra as an instit
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