New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
A collection of program notes on the symphonies of 36 major composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mahler, Mozart, Shumann, Shostakovich, and Sibelius.
LibraryThing member jwhenderson
This is a well-written guide to the symphonic repetoire by an experienced music critic, historian and annotator. In addition to the standard classic and romantic composers the author has included selected twentieth century symphonic works. Each entry is enriched by biographical detail, historical background and musical examples. This is a welcome introduction to music for both new and experienced listeners.