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The early violin and viola: a practical guide

Stowell, Robin 2001. The early violin and viola: a practical guide. Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/CBO9780511481833

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Abstract

This 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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music Medieval and Renaissance music; Music performance
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521625555
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2018 17:10
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/4045

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