The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre

The Orchestral Revolution: Haydn and the Technologies of Timbre


The Orchestral Revolution explores the altering listening tradition of the eighteenth and early 19th centuries. Delving into Enlightenment philosophy, the character of tools, compositional practices and reception historical past, this ebook describes the beginning of a brand new type of realization to sonority and uncovers the intimate courting among the improvement of recent musical aesthetics and the emergence of orchestration. via focusing upon Joseph Haydn's cutting edge suggestions of orchestration and tracing their reception and impression, Emily Dolan exhibits that the consolidation of the trendy orchestra extensively altered how humans listened to and considered the expressive ability of tools. The orchestra reworked from a trifling accumulating of tools into an incredible neighborhood packed with various, nuanced and expressive characters. In addressing this key second within the historical past of song, Dolan demonstrates the significance of the materiality of sound within the formation of the trendy musical art.

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