A is for Oboe: The Orchestra's Alphabet

A is for Oboe: The Orchestra's Alphabet by Lera Auerbach, Marilyn Nelson 0525553770 9780525553779
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This deeply imaginative and entertaining poetry collection details the pleasures of the orchestra, from strong-willed A to satisfied Z.

Two widely acclaimed poets--one a composer and classical pianist as well--have come together to create this extraordinary portrait of the orchestra in all of its richness and fascination, using the structure of the alphabet in a way thats entirely new and delightful. A is for the first note you hear as you take your seat in the concert hall, played by the headstrong oboe. B is for the bassoon, the orchestras jester, complaining impatiently through his nose. And C is for the conductor, like the captain on the bridge of a great ship, navigating the composers musical charts.

Onward the text goes, soaring in reverie and making thought-provoking observations while not taking itself too seriously--illuminating all the various details that flow together to create the nourishing experience of playing or listening to music.      

Author: Lera Auerbach, Marilyn Nelson

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 40

Publisher: Dial Books

Publication Date: 2022-01-04


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