The Early Violin and Viola
A Practical Guide
By (author) Robin Stowell
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Early Violin and Viola by Robin Stowell
Book DescriptionThis practical guide is intended for all violinists and viola players who wish to give - or to understand and appreciate - historically aware performances of early music for their instruments. It comprises discussion of the literature, history and repertory of the violin and viola, the myriad relevant primary sources and their interpretation, and the various aspects of style and technique that combine to make up well-grounded, period performances. It also considers various related family instruments, contains practical advice on the acquisition of appropriate instruments, and offers suggestions for further reading and investigation. Many of the principles outlined are put into practice in case studies of six works composed c.1700-c.1900, the core period which forms this series' principal (though not exclusive) focus. Music by Corelli, Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms is examined with a view to recreating performances as faithful as possible to the composer's original intention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521623803
(216mm x 138mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Stowell
Cambridge History of Musical Performance, Hardback (February 2012)
Leading musicians, historians and scholars come together to present an innovative and integrated history of music through performers and performance.
Performing Beethoven, Paperback (November 2005)
The ten essays in this volume explore different aspects of the performance of instrumental works by Beethoven.
Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet, Paperback (November 2003)
Will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the string quartet, the music and its interpretation.
Early Flute, Paperback (March 2003)» View all books by Robin Stowell
Provides sound advice on the issues raised when performing music of the past.
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