First Nights: Five Musical Premieres
This book takes us back to the first performances of five famous musical compositions - Monteverdi’s Orfeo in 1607, Handel’s Messiah in 1742, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1824, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique in 1830, and Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps in 1913. Thomas Forrest Kelly sets the scene for each of these premieres, describing the cities in which they took place, the concert halls, audiences, conductors, and musicians, the sound of the music when it was first performed (often with instruments now extinct), and the popular and critical responses. He explores how performance styles and conditions have changed over the centuries and what music can reveal about the societies that produce it.
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This engaging book looks at Western art music through the lens of the premieres of five significant pieces: Monteverdi's opera Orfeo, Handel's oratorio Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Berlioz ...
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A brilliant telling of the premiere of the Rite of Spring in Paris, 1913. I only read this chapter as it pertains to research I am doing at the moment. But if the rest of the book is written with as much wit and exciting detail, then I cannot read the rest! Read full review
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