Ballet Music: A Handbook
Matt has recently released his first book. In Ballet Music: A Handbook, Matt provides a practical guide for the professional musician who works with ballet companies, whether as a full-time staff member or as an independent contractor.
In this comprehensive work, he addresses the daily routine of the modern ballet company, outlines the respective roles of the conductor, company pianist and music librarian and their necessary collaboration with choreographers and ballet masters, and examines the complete process of putting a dance performance on stage, from selection or existing music to commissioning original scores to staging the final production.
Ballet Music: A Handbook is an invaluable resource for conductors, pianists and music librarians as well as any student, scholar or fan of the ballet interested in the complex machinery that works backstage before the curtain goes up.