The Orchestra

The Orchestra

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The Orchestra: A Very Short Introduction considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. Far from an anachronistic organization that cannot long survive, it is shown to be powerful political and social force, occupying critical positions in cultural diplomacy, national identity, and civic pride.... and 1942, was broadcast by NBC during school hours and accompanied by teacher guides and pupil workbooks shipped to the schools in advance. ... Then the music philosopher Theodor Adorno, serving in a Princeton think tank called the Radio Project (funded by the ... Middle-class households in the country at large were oblivious to these rumblings. ... record players and records, whistled themes from the great masterworks, and swelled the ranks of the concert-going public.

Title:The Orchestra
Author:D. Kern Holoman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-10-25


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