The Cambridge Companion to the Violin [NOOK Book]

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers, and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle. The principal subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental acoustical properties; principal ...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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Overview

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers, and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle. The principal subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental acoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching principles; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams as well as music examples, a useful appendix, glossary of technical terms, and an extensive bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781139815123
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/17/2012
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 8 MB

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on the contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations, fingering and notation
1 The violin and bow - origins and development 1
2 The physics of the violin 30
3 The violinists of the Baroque and Classical periods 46
4 The nineteenth-century bravura tradition 61
5 The twentieth century 79
6 The fundamentals of violin playing and teaching 92
7 Technique and performing practice 122
8 Aspects of contemporary technique with comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and Babbitt 143
9 The concerto 148
10 The sonata 168
11 Other solo repertory 194
12 The violin as ensemble instrument 210
13 The pedagogical literature 224
14 The violin - instrument of four continents 234
15 The violin in jazz 249
Appendix: Principal violin treatises 257
Glossary of technical terms 261
Notes 267
Select bibliography 280
Index 290
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