The orchestra primer

Author: Alain Surrans

Published by : AFO Editions

Year: 2012

To purchase this book, please contact the AFO.


"Applause: The writer and music critic George Bernard Shaw ironized the barbaric practice of greeting the most sublime music with a violent and hideous outburst of noise" or "Oboe: Why is he the first to 'warm up' in the orchestra? And why is it that he is the one who then sets the tone for his colleagues?"

This little book is a fun and humorous way to discover the orchestra. First published as part of Orchestres en Fête! 2009, the Abécédaire was reissued in October 2011.

This book was made possible thanks to the participation of : Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre national de Lyon, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Orchestre Régional de Cannes Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Orchestre de Limoges et du Limousin, Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy, Orchestre de Picardie, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie.