By (author) Bernard Brauchli
Foreword by Christopher Hogwood
Series edited by John Butt
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Clavichord by Bernard Brauchli
Book DescriptionThe clavichord, forerunner of the piano, was one of the most important instruments in Western keyboard history until the first decades of the nineteenth century. Bernard Brauchli's comprehensive history fills a major gap in the literature on this instrument. Beginning with the earliest-known references, he traces the clavichord's evolution up to the mid-nineteenth century, ending with a study of performance technique. The clavichord's structural developments (traced largely through an analysis of extant instruments), literary documentation (much of it presented here for the first time in English), treatises and iconographical sources are presented in chronological order. What emerges from this study of the various sources is an overview of the essential role this instrument played both socially and musically for more than four centuries, restoring the clavichord to the position it justly deserves in history. Awarded the Nicholas Bessaraboff Prize for 2001, honoring the best book-length organological study in the English language published in 1998/99.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521619899
(246mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Franz Seydelmann was principally known for his operas and church music. However he also wrote 23 sonatas, including seven solo harpsicord sonatas, a Capriccio with variations and the "Six Sonatas for Two Persons at One Keyboard". This volume contains these solo keyboard works of Seydelmann.
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