The Virtuoso Flute-Player

The Virtuoso Flute-Player

by Johann George Tromlitz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521399777

ISBN-13: 9780521399777

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is an English translation of Tutor for Playing the Flute (1791) by Johann George Tromlitz. The most explicit of the eighteenth-century tutors for flute-playing, it now serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a useful guide to the performance of German classical music. The Tutor covers all aspects of flute playing, including intonation,

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This is an English translation of Tutor for Playing the Flute (1791) by Johann George Tromlitz. The most explicit of the eighteenth-century tutors for flute-playing, it now serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a useful guide to the performance of German classical music. The Tutor covers all aspects of flute playing, including intonation, articulation, flute maintenance, posture and breathing, dynamics, ornaments, musical style, cadenzas, and the construction of the flute. This edition will be an indispensable manual for players of baroque and modern flutes, and the information it contains will be invaluable for all musicians, students, and specialists interested in the historically informed performance of German classical music. The text is annotated with critical notes and all of the original music examples are newly printed in modern notation. The volume also contains a fingering chart and a historical introduction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521399777
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Series:
Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Translator's note; Introduction; Foreword; 1. The flute and its character; 2. Holding the flute, and the embouchure; 3. Fingering; 4. The notes and rests, their values and denominations, and the other musical signs; 5. Time-signatures, and how the notes are divided and counted in them; the beat itself, or counting time according to an appointed tempo; 6. Tone and pure intonation; 7. Modern key-signatures; 8. The articulation proper to this instrument, or the means of governing the wind suitably, as well in slow as in moderately quick movements; also called the single tongue; 9. The technique for executing fast and very fast passages clearly and roundly; also, though improperly, called the double-tongue; 10. The ornaments; 11. The trill; 12. Fermatas and cadenzas; 13. The taking of breath in flute-playing; 14. The discretionary ornaments; or how to vary a simple melody according to the rules of harmony, and to use these variations in a good and suitable way appropriate to the material; 15. Summary of the whole, together with a few remarks for pupils and masters.

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