- 168 pages
- The Orchestra
- D. Kern Holoman
- 08 July 2018 D. Kern Holoman
In This Very Short Introduction, D Kern Holoman Considers The Structure, Roots, And Day To Day Functioning Of The Modern Philharmonic Society He Explores Topics Ranging From The Life Of A Musician In A Modern Orchestra, The Recent Wave Of New Hall Construction From Berlin To Birmingham, Threats Of Bankruptcies And Strikes, And The Eyebrow Raising Salaries Of Conductors And General Managers At The Heart Of The Book Lies A Troubling Pair Of Questions Can Such A Seemingly Anachronistic Organization Long Survive Does The Symphony Matter In Contemporary Culture Holoman Responds To Both With A Resounding Yes He Shows That The Orchestra Remains A Potent Political And Social Force, A Cultural Diplomat Par Excellence It Has Adapted Well To The Digital Revolution, And It Continues To Be Seen As An Essential Element Of Civic Pride In A Time Of Upheaval In How Classical Music Is Created, Heard, Distributed, And Evaluated, The Orchestra Has Managed To Retain Its Historic Role As A Meeting Place Of Intellectual Currents, An Ongoing Forum For Public Enlightenment.
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