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The descriptions and photographs will serve as a valuable guide for today's peripatetic performers and music lovers. With technical discussions relegated to a This illustrated guide to of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics.
With technical discussions relegated to appendices, the book can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in musical performance. The photographs specially commissioned for this book and architectural drawings all to the same scale together with modern acoustical data on each of the halls provide a rich and unmatched resource on the design of halls for presenting musical performances.
Together with the technical appendices, the data and drawings will serve as an invaluable reference for architects and engineers involved in the design of spaces for the performance of music. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Concert Halls and Opera Houses
He received a degree in physics and mathematics from Cornell College and master's degree and doctorate in physics and communication engineering from Harvard University. He was an assistant professor at Harvard from until During World War II, he became the director of Harvard's Electroacoustic Lab, where he worked to improve voice communication with airplanes for the military. After the war, he taught at M.
Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture
It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. The first question any lover of classical music usually asks an acoustician is, "Which are the best halls in the world? Following the first chapters, which establish a base for understanding the effects of acoustics on composers, performers, and listeners, and guiding the reader to a common vocabulary, the bullz of this book, Chapter 3, contains the write-ups, photographs, drawings, and architectural details on existing halls in 31 countries. Thirty of the halls are completely new.