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Author Kelly, Thomas Forrest, author.

Title First nights : five musical premieres / Thomas Forrest Kelly.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 387 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Note "Published with assistance from the Louis Stern Memorial Fund."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-359, 361-372), discographies (pages 341-347), and index.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (JSTOR platform, viewed June 26, 2017).
Summary "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 Symphonic 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 on 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."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Claudio Monteverdi, Orfeo: Saturday, February 24, 1607, Documents -- George Frideric Handel, Messiah: Tuesday, April 13, 1742, 12 noon, Documents -- Ludwig van Beethoven, Ninth symphony: Friday, May 7, 1824, 7:00 p.m., Documents -- Hector Berlioz, Symphonie fantastique: Sunday, December 5, 1830, 2 p.m., Documents -- Igor Stravinsky, Le sacre du printemps: Thursday, May 29, 1913, 8:45 p.m., Documents.
Subject Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Orfeo.
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759. Messiah.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, no. 9, op. 125, D minor.
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869. Symphonie fantastique.
Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Vesna sviashchennaia.
Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Orfeo.
Handel, George Frideric, 1685-1759 Messiah.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 Symphonies, no 9, op. 125, ré mineur.
Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 Symphonie fantastique.
Stravinski, Igor Féodorovitch, 1882-1971. Sacre du printemps.
Messiah (Handel, George Frideric) (OCoLC)fst01356395
Orfeo (Monteverdi, Claudio) (OCoLC)fst01357056
Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz, Hector) (OCoLC)fst01357207
Symphonies (Beethoven, Ludwig van) (OCoLC)fst01356350
Vesna sviashchennaia (Stravinsky, Igor) (OCoLC)fst01358744
Monteverdi, Claudio. Orfeo.
Händel, Georg Friedrich. Messiah.
Beethoven, Ludwig van. Sinfonie op. 125.
Berlioz, Hector. Symphonie fantastique.
Stravinsky, Igor. Sacre du printemps.
Music -- First performances.
Musique -- Premières.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Musicals.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kelly, Thomas Forrest. First nights. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000 9780300077742 9780300091052 (DLC) 99050265 (OCoLC)42593025
ISBN 9780300185607 (electronic bk.)
030018560X (electronic bk.)
9780300077742 (alk. paper)
0300077742 (alk. paper)
9780300091052 (print)
0300091052 (print)
Standard No. GBVCP 1003748996
AU@ 000062463505

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