Synopses & Reviews
"For its time the most comprehensive treatment of the subject." — New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In what is probably the best general book on the subject, a noted English composer describes 57 orchestral instruments, tracing their origins, development, and status at the beginning of World War I.
Probably best general book on the subject. Thorough discussion of 57 instruments, technical aspects of writing for each, much else.