The Flute

The Flute

by Ardal Powell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300094981

ISBN-13: 9780300094985

Pub. Date: 09/01/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This authoritative book tells the story of the flute in the musical life of Europe and North America from the twelfth century to the present day. It discusses the evolution of the instrument, the revolutions in playing style and repertoire, the lives of flute players and makers, and the uses of the instrument within various types of music. The volume will delight both

Overview

This authoritative book tells the story of the flute in the musical life of Europe and North America from the twelfth century to the present day. It discusses the evolution of the instrument, the revolutions in playing style and repertoire, the lives of flute players and makers, and the uses of the instrument within various types of music. The volume will delight both those who play the flute and those who love its music."A superb book. . . . Excellent illustrations. . . . A major contribution to the literature on the history of musical instruments and the best and most complete history of the flute and flute-playing available today."-Choice; "[A] landmark in flute book publication and a book every flautist should have."-Pan; "An excellent book, suited equally to players, students and the general music enthusiast."-Gramophone; "Nobody but the renowned Ardal Powell could write such a comprehensive, engaging history of the flute. . . . His writing is clear and scholarly, but also active and fluent. This important resource is an achievement that ought to find its way to a wide audience." - American Record Guide

Author Biography: Ardal Powell is president of Folkers & Powell, Makers of Historical Flutes, Hudson, NY, and a distinguished performer. He has written numerous books and articles on flutes and flute playing of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

Yale Musical Instrument Series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300094985
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Series:
Yale Musical Instrument Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
899,994
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x (d)

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