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Before there were DJs, rock stars, pop groups, and jazz trios, there was the orchestra. Whether it takes center stage or brings performances and movies to life, the orchestra is the magnificent original voice of the western world.
Learn about all of the ingenious instruments that make up the orchestra and the luminary composers whose work has endured for centuries. Travel from the stunning Wiener Musikverein in Vienna to the world's greatest recording studios, all illuminated by David Doran's stylish and immersive artwork.
A beautifully illustrated coffee table guide to everything you could ever want to know about the orchestra.
About the Author
Avalon Nuovo is an illustrator and writer from Los Angeles who graduated with a BFA from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. She has worked for clients such as The New York Times and Natur Och Kultur and was featured in American Illustration archive in 2016, 2017 and 2018. She currently lives in Cambridge.
David Doran is a freelance illustrator who has worked on editorial and publishing projects for numerous international clients such as Penguin Random House, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, and Apple, among many others. He currently lives and works in Falmouth.
“Crisply paced and clearly written, this engaging introduction to the western orchestra is appealingly substantive.”
—Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
"Orchestra is to my mind a delightful and informative book that will appeal to music beginners, no matter whether they’re children or grown-ups. Avalon Nuovo and David Doran should be congratulated for the charming book they created and Flying Eye Books for publishing it. A real joy from beginning to end and what I think will make a splendid Christmas present for a young music fan."
—Margarida Mota-Bull, MusicWeb International