Ein Buch, dass mich auf Schritt und Tritt begleitet.
Rimski-Korsakov geht bei der Behandlung des Orchesters zwar nur auf sein Werk und seine Stilistik ein, es gelingt ihm aber gerade dadurch, Ansätze aufzuzeigen, mit denen man die Farbenpracht eines Orchesters der Jahrhundertwende entwickeln kann.
This is without a doubt the greatest book on orchestration in my opinion; not only does it give you an insight on Rimsky-Korsakov's style, but also helps perfectly balance any mixture of instruments, and gives you almost all information on any instrument (that he had at the time) that you'll ever need. It is not only a book on orchestration, but a course on it.
One of the few Orchestration books that not only discusses the technique of the art, but also the emotional and psychological effect of instrumentation. The translation of the original text is well done. I always keep this book close by.
After reading this book, i rather enjoyed it.. Its really nice to have basic instruction with examples taken from Korsakov's own works.. Good book, though a bit old in the style of orchestration. A good one to learn the Old Style of this composer