List of plates; Preface; Part I. The Symphony in its World: 1. Background: progress, tradition and ideas; 2. Reception: the early performances; Part II. The World in the Symphony: 3. Genesis and design; 4. The music; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.
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