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Description - On Playing the Flute by Johann Joachim Quantz

Long recognized as one of the primary sources of information about eighteenth-century performance practice, this re-issue includes a new introduction by Professor Reilly. In spite of its title, it is not simply a tutor for the flute, but a fully-fledged programme for training musicians of all types. It contains a wealth of detailed information on intonation, ornamentation, dynamics, the 'duties' of the various accompanying performers, including the leader of the orchestra, and the principal forms and styles (French, Italian and German) of the Baroque period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571207800
ISBN-10: 0571207804
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 155mm x 34mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Johann Joachim Quantz

Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773), son of a blacksmith, enjoyed a long and successful career as a flautist, virtuoso soloist, orchestral performer, composer, teacher, writer, flute maker, and tutor and Royal Prussian Chamber Musician to Frederick the Great.

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