This classic reference on musical acoustics and performance practice begins with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of acoustics and the generation of musical sounds. It then discusses the particulars of the sounds made by all the standard instruments in a modern orchestra as well as the human voice, the way in which the sounds made by these instruments are dispersed and how the room into which they are projected affects the sounds.
About the Author
Helmholtz-Medal of the German Acoustical Society (DEGA) 2004
Medal of Honor of Verband Deutscher Tonmeister (VDT) 2004
Fellow of the ASA
Table of Contentsto Acoustics.- Structure of Musical Sound.- Tonal Characteristics of Musical Instruments.- Directional Characteristics.- Foundations of Room Acoustics.- Acoustical Properties of Old and New Performance Spaces.- Seating Arrangement in the Concert Hall.- Acoustic Considerations for Instrumentation and Playing Technique.- Acoustical Problems in the Opera House.