- Kling, Henri; Saenger, Gustav; Berlioz, Hector
Prof. Kling's Modern Orchestration and Instrumentation . . .; The Orchestral Conductor, by Hector Berlioz
C. Fischer, Publisher, Cooper Square, New York, 1902, Blindstamped Cloth, , , Fair
iv. 313 pp. + 21 (Berlioz) + ads. Missing front free end paper, and perhaps one blank. Edges quite rubbed, starting at front and back. Pages good, with no tears or marks. The complete title: ''Prof. H. Kling's Modern Orchestration and Instrumentation or The Art of Instrumentation containg detailed descriptions of the character and peculiarities of all instruments and their practical employment, for either solo, orchestra, or military band purposes. Profusely illustrated with examples in notes and full score extracts from the works of the greatest classic and modern masters, together with particular and practical instructions regarding arrangements for American bands. Complete directions for conducting, revised and enlarged by the author and translated from the original German edition by Gustav Saenger.'' Numerous full-score orchestral examples, usual and unusual, from composers such as Wagner, Delibes, Meyerbeer, von Weber, Massenet, Mozart, Rossini, Berlioz, Oberthur, Ritter, Saint Saens, Bortiansky, Kling himself, including both orchestral literature and arrangements of piano literature (a complete arrangement of the Pathetique sonata). Solo passages are given in treatments of each instrument. After Kling, bound in the same volume, Hector Berlioz's The Orchestral Conductor. Still a useful reference, a reading copy.