The Birth of the Orchestra: History of an Institution, 1650-1815

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John Spitzer studied with Reuben Brower and Barrington Moore at Harvard, where he received his first degree. He studied musicology and ethnomusicology at Cornell University with William Austin, James Webster, Sotiros Chianis, and Bell Yung. He held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the university of Pittsburgh (1983-84), then taught at the University of Michigan (1984-87). In 1987 he joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He has published scholarly articles on the history of the orchestra, American song, authorship and authenticity, and the relations between Western and non-Western music, as well as music reviews and articles in newspapers, magazines, dictionaries, and encyclopedias. Neal Zaslaw holds degrees from Harvard, the Juilliard School, and Columbia University. He is the author of more than 65 articles on baroque music, historical performance practices, Mozart, and the early history of the orchestra, as well as numerous books, including Mozart's Symphonies: Context, Performance Practice, Reception (Oxford, 1989), The Classical Era from the 1740s to the End of the 18th Century (Macmillan, 1989), and, most recently, Mozart's Piano Concertos: Text, Context, Interpretation (University of Michigan Press, 1995). A member of the Zentralinstitut der Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Zaslaw has taught at Cornell University since 1970.

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This is a most substantial book, with a long detailed text, massive bibliography and references, generous illustrations, copious tables, graphs and backup statistics, interesting music examples in the penultimate chapter, full index, and appendices centering on the second half of the 18th century. It will remain a major work on its subject. ( The Musical Times)

If you are involved in assembling or conducting period orchestras and can afford this, buy it. It is well written, sensibly arranged and easy to consult ... should be in all music reference libraries. ( Early Music Review)

...this book has been worth waiting for. Not only is it handsomely produced and well illustrated, it is also beautifully written. The authors organize their material logically and effectively, and have the knack of marshalling large amounts of data in a way that is easy to read and refer to, helped by an intelligent use of tables and graphs. One of the strengths of the book is that it is not just a history of a series of musical institutions, but is also concerned with the musical effect of orchestras, and with questions of orchestral performance practice. ( Early Music)

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John Spitzer; Neal Zaslaw
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