Guide to the Orchestra
In music, instruments perform the function of the colors employed in painting.
—Honoré de Balzac
The Symphony Orchestra
A small taste of the Adventures in Classical Music series.
These lecture segments examine the timbre (tone color) of the instruments of the standard orchestra.
- what is timbre?
- orchestra instruments
- listening closely to each musical instrument
- distinguishing one timbre from another
Instruments of the orchestra
Andrew Davis on orchestral instruments
Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra