One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840 (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series)

One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840 (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series)

ISBN-10:
0521607612
ISBN-13:
9780521607612
Pub. Date:
05/28/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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One Hundred Years of Violoncello: A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840 (Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series)

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780521607612
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Series: Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 311
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.

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