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Music in the Galant Style is an authoritative and readily understandable study of the core compositional style of the eighteenth century. Gjerdingen adopts a unique approach, based on a massive but little-known corpus of pedagogical workbooks used by the most influential teachers of the century, the Italian partimenti. He has brought this vital repository of compositional methods into confrontation with a set of schemata distilled from an enormous body of eighteenth-century music, much of it known only to specialists, formative of the "galant style."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195313710
ISBN-10: 0195313712
Format: Hardback
(286mm x 220mm x 32mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert O. Gjerdingen

Robert Gjerdingen is Professor of Music at Northwestern University's School of Music

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