Instruments of the Orchestra - 7 CDs/Booklet

Catalog: 855804046

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An amazing 7-CD Set w/Book of the instruments of the orchestra. But there are many other contexts including chamber, folk, solo, operatic, cinematic and even jazz and avant-garde music in which instruments are a part, ranging in time from the Middle Ages to the present. The first CD is devoted entirely to the violin, and the last to the greatest instrument of all, the orchestra itself. In between are such exotic visitors as the wind machine, banjos, bagpipes, coconuts, typewriters, six-shooters, taxi horns, and migrating swans - with hundreds of examples that range from illustrative snippets to entire movements. This intoxicating, energetic, and remarkably informative survey of musical instruments is unprecedented in its scope and achievement. All the lively descriptions, narrated by Jeremy Siepmann, are followed by striking musical examples, of which there are over 200, spanning all eras, styles, and genres. The comprehensive booklet contains clear illustrations and background historical information on each instrument, as well as a full transcript of the text. A complete teaching unit can be created from this excellent resource. 7 CD Set w/208 pg Book

Publisher: Naxos
Composer/Author: Various
Catalog Number: 855804046