The Complete Guide to Orchestral Music. By Robert Bagar and Louis Biancolli. Complete Edition. Two Volumes. Grosset & Dunlap. New York, 1947.

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Music critics Robert Bagar and Louis Biancolli dedicated their lives to the orchestral music of the mid-twentieth century. They published numerous reviews and articles in the leading newspapers of their era. In this two-volume set, they provide an astounding amount of information about orchestral composers and productions. The sections are divided by composers, 163 in total. These composers are recognized figures, including Bach, Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Richard Wagner, etc. Each section contains elucidating critiques of some of their best-known works as well as brief biographical details. For any orchestral music aficionado, these two volumes represent a breathtaking scale of authoritative information about the genre from a period when its appreciation was growing in the United States.

This complete edition is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, very good with only minor fading, rubbing, and spots to spines. Text blocks near fine, only some foxing to edges and endpapers. Top edges dyed red. In the original slipcase, good with tears and chipping, especially to edges, and some fading and soiling.

A very good collector’s two-volume set of the Complete Guide to Orchestral Music.

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The Complete Guide to Orchestral Music. By Robert Bagar and Louis Biancolli. Complete Edition. Two Volumes. Grosset & Dunlap. New York, 1947.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in