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Description - The Early Flute by Rachel Brown

This practical guide for flautists provides a survey of the instrument - its development, its technique, its repertoire and its literature - between 1700 and 1900. Each issue is set in a musical context and technical and stylistic matters such as fingering, tone production, articulation, ornamentation, vibrato, expression and delivery are examined in depth, applying evidence from historical sources to the standard flute repertoire. A series of case studies offers detailed interpretations of music by Hotteterre, Handel, Bach, Gluck, Mozart and Boehm. As an internationally recognised soloist, orchestral player and teacher of modern and historical flutes, Rachel Brown brings a wealth of experience to amateurs and professionals alike, encouraging stylistic awareness through an understanding of the way in which composers and flautists approached instruments of the past. Copious music examples, illustrations, fingering charts and bibliographies make this a standard reference book for both 'period' and modern flautists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521890809
ISBN-10: 0521890802
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown is currently a professor of flute at both the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music, London. She plays principal flute for several orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music and the Hanover Band and has given many concerto performances in Europe, America and Japan. Known for her versatility on modern and historical flutes and recorders, her solo recordings include three recital discs and concertos by Vivaldi, Handel, Quantz, Telemann, J. S., J. C. and C. P. E. Bach. She was first-prize winner at the American National Flute Association Competition in 1984.