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- Cambridge University Press
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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.67(d)|
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Violoncello and schools of performance; 2. Development of the violoncello; 3. The bow grip and instrument hold; 4. The development of fingering techniques; 5. Bow strokes and their execution; 6. Special effects; 7. Rules of ornamentation; 8. The art of accompaniment; 9. Elements of aesthetics and style; Bibliography.