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One hundred years of violoncello : a history of technique and performance practice, 1740-1840

by Walden, Valerie.

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML915.W25 1998
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML915.W25 1998
This is the first book to address the full range of performance issues for the cello from the Baroque to the early Romantic period. The development of playing techniques and stylistic transitions are traced regionally through a comparison of Italian, French, German, English, and East European performance traits. Through a close study of contemporary violoncello methods, music, early instruments, periodicals, diaries, letters and pictures, Walden provides a cohesive overview which examines construction methods for instruments and bows, fingering and bowing techniques, special effects and ornamentation, accompanying skills and the stylistic preferences of the most famous soloists. Richly illustrated with over 300 music examples, plates and figures, this book provides playing instructions which can easily be applied by modern players to their own performance of period music.
Additional Information
Series Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
Subjects Cello -- Performance.
Cello music -- 18th century -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Cello music -- 19th century -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Cello music -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Cello music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 19th century.
Embellishment (Music) -- History -- 18th century.
Embellishment (Music) -- History -- 19th century.
Musical accompaniment.
Publisher Cambridge ; New York :Cambridge University Press,1998
Language English
Description xv, 311 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-305) and index.
ISBN 0521554497 (hardback)
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