- Product: Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes: A Selection of Favourite Orchestral Masterpieces
- Author: Rodney Trudgeon
- Publication Date: 2020
- Language: English
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Format: EPUB
Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes may be a collection of essays on famous classical, orchestral compositions. The pieces during this collection – short reflections on well-known classical compositions – have appeared together programs that have accompanied performances by the Cape Town and Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestras. The author may be a well-known radio host and presenter on Fine Music Radio. he’s an expert on the range of musical genres that broadly fall into the category ‘classical music’.
The text that comprises Rodney Trudgeon’s Concert Notes is structured alphabetically consistent with composer and provides a broad overview of the event of serious music, starting with the Baroque period and ending with modern, atonal music. each bit is devoted to a specific opus, describing its highlights, its history, and what makes it unique. Broadly, the pieces are grouped together consistent with the subsequent three broad categories: overtures, concertos, and symphonies, mimicking the structure of concert programs. Each entry also includes a brief biography of its composer.
Trudgeon’s style is straightforward to read and accessible to all or any readers: from those that hear serious music regularly to those that are unacquainted. Overall, this collection may be a useful and informative musical guide, making a case for taking note of orchestral music.