Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Author: Robin Stowell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1990-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780521397445
ISBN 13: 0521397448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Book Review:

This volume examines in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late- 18th and early-19th centuries. It provides an historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during this period.

Romantic Violin Performing Practices

Romantic Violin Performing Practices
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1783275278
ISBN 13: 9781783275274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Violin Performing Practices Book Review:

What are the key topics that define Romantic violin playing?

Nineteenth Century British Music Studies

Nineteenth Century British Music Studies
Author: Bennett Zon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 0429628846
ISBN 13: 9780429628849
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nineteenth Century British Music Studies Book Review:

Originally published in 1999, this volume of essays arises from the first biennial Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain conference, held at the University of hull in July 1997. Like the conference, this book seeks to expand and reassess our current knowledge of musical life in Britain during the nineteenth century, as well as to challenge the preconceptions of earlier attitudes and scholarship. This volume covers a cohesive range of subjects and materials intended not only as a revision of past views and scholarship, but also as a tool for further research. It provides a vigorous reconsideration of the musical activity of the period.

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music
Author: Jim Samson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 772
Release: 2001-12-03
ISBN 10: 9780521590174
ISBN 13: 0521590175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth Century Music Book Review:

First published in 2002, this comprehensive overview of music in the nineteenth century draws on extensive scholarship in the field.

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth Century Britain

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth Century Britain
Author: David Golby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN 10: 1317220722
ISBN 13: 9781317220725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Instrumental Teaching in Nineteenth Century Britain Book Review:

First published in 2004, this book demonstrates that while Britain produced many fewer instrumental virtuosi than its foreign neighbours, there developed a more serious and widespread interest in the cultivation of music throughout the nineteenth century. Taking a predominantly historical approach, the book moves from a discussion of general developments and issues to a detailed examination of violin pedagogy, method and content, which indicates society’s influence on cultural trends and informs the discussion of other instruments and institutional training that follows. In the first study of its kind, it examines in depth the inextricable links between trends in society, education and levels of achievement. It also extends beyond profession and ‘art’ music to amateur and ‘popular’ spheres. A useful chronology of developments in nineteenth-century British music education is also included. This book will be of interest to those studying the history of instrumental teaching and Victorian music.

Performance Practice

Performance Practice
Author: Roland Jackson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 1136767703
ISBN 13: 9781136767708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Practice Book Review:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Early Violin and Viola

The Early Violin and Viola
Author: Robin Stowell,Stowell Robin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2001-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780521625555
ISBN 13: 0521625556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Violin and Viola Book Review:

An invaluable guide to the available historical source material on playing the violin and viola.

Authenticity in Performance Eighteenth Century Case Studies

Authenticity in Performance  Eighteenth Century Case Studies
Author: Peter Le Huray
Publsiher: CUP Archive
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1990-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780521399265
ISBN 13: 0521399262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authenticity in Performance Eighteenth Century Case Studies Book Review:

Authenticity in Performance focuses on nine representative works from the Baroque and Classical periods, defining some of the more important questions that the performer and listener should ask.

Playing the Cello 1780 1930

Playing the Cello  1780   1930
Author: George Kennaway
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN 10: 1317079817
ISBN 13: 9781317079811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing the Cello 1780 1930 Book Review:

This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative, George Kennaway has produced a unique cultural history of performance practices. In addition to drawing upon an unusually wide range of source materials - from instructional methods to poetry, novels and film - Kennaway acknowledges the instability and ambiguity of the data that supports historically informed performance. By examining nineteenth-century assumptions about the very nature of the cello itself, he demonstrates new ways of thinking about historical performance today. Kennaway’s treatment of tone quality and projection, and of posture, bow-strokes and fingering, is informed by his practical insights as a professional cellist and teacher. Vibrato and portamento are examined in the context of an increasing divergence between theory and practice, as seen in printed sources and heard in early cello recordings. Kennaway also explores differing nineteenth-century views of the cello’s gendered identity and the relevance of these cultural tropes to contemporary performance. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity of nineteenth-century sources, and by resisting oversimplified solutions, Kennaway has produced a nuanced performing history that will challenge and engage musicologists and performers alike.

Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900

Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900
Author: Clive Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2004-05-20
ISBN 10: 0195347242
ISBN 13: 9780195347241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900 Book Review:

The past ten years have seen a rapidly growing interest in performing and recording Classical and Romantic music with period instruments; yet the relationship of composers' notation to performing practices during that period has received only sporadic attention from scholars, and many aspects of composers' intentions have remained uncertain. Brown here identifies areas in which musical notation conveyed rather different messages to the musicians for whom it was written than it does to modern performers, and seeks to look beyond the notation to understand how composers might have expected to hear their music realized in performance. There is ample evidence to demonstrate that, in many respects, the sound worlds in which Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Brahms created their music were more radically different from ours than is generally assumed.

The Historical Performance of Music

The Historical Performance of Music
Author: Colin Lawson,Robin Stowell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1999-11-11
ISBN 10: 9780521627382
ISBN 13: 0521627389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historical Performance of Music Book Review:

A 1999 overview of historical performance, surveying issues and suggesting future developments.

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart
Author: Robert Toft
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780198166627
ISBN 13: 0198166621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heart to Heart Book Review:

This book establishes the principles of interpretation that singers active in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries - both foreign and English - applied to recitatives, arias, and songs. It is the first single guide to historical performance of one of today's most popular repertoires.

Classical and Romantic Music

Classical and Romantic Music
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351571753
ISBN 13: 9781351571753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical and Romantic Music Book Review:

This volume brings together twenty-two of the most diverse and stimulating journal articles on classical and romantic performing practice, representing a rich vein of enquiry into epochs of music still very much at the forefront of current concert repertoire. In so doing, it provides a wide range of subject-based scholarship. It also reveals a fascinating window upon the historical performance debate of the last few decades in music where such matters still stimulate controversy.

Reader s Guide to Music

Reader s Guide to Music
Author: Murray Steib
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN 10: 1135942625
ISBN 13: 9781135942625
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reader s Guide to Music Book Review:

The Reader's Guide to Music is designed to provide a useful single-volume guide to the ever-increasing number of English language book-length studies in music. Each entry consists of a bibliography of some 3-20 titles and an essay in which these titles are evaluated, by an expert in the field, in light of the history of writing and scholarship on the given topic. The more than 500 entries include not just writings on major composers in music history but also the genres in which they worked (from early chant to rock and roll) and topics important to the various disciplines of music scholarship (from aesthetics to gay/lesbian musicology).

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello
Author: Cello
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 269
Release: 1999-06-28
ISBN 10: 9780521629287
ISBN 13: 0521629284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello Book Review:

This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.

Violin Secrets

Violin Secrets
Author: Jo Nardolillo
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN 10: 0810886251
ISBN 13: 9780810886254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Secrets Book Review:

In Violin Secrets: 101 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Violinist, author and violinist Jo Nardolillo surveys the cutting edge of current violin technique, combining tradition and innovation in one volume. Blending traditional strategies that have produced generations of legendary performers with modern ideas, Nardolillo reveals the secrets of today’s most sought-after master teachers, garnered through her decade of study at top conservatories across the nation. With more than a quarter century of experience teaching at the advanced level, she has refined and distilled these essential concepts into clear, concise, step-by-step instructions, complete with original illustrations and helpful tips. Violin Secrets is an indispensable resource for any and all serious violinists. The first chapter tackles the toughest challenge on the wish list of every established professional, dedicated student, and passionate amateur: understanding why immaculate intonation is so difficult (and exploring ways to achieve it). Further chapters address the advanced techniques of fingerboard mapping, mastering spiccato, controlling vibrato, playing into the curve, small-hand technique, and navigating comfortably in high positions. An extensive section on practice strategies blends concepts from learning theory, sports psychology, and Zen, and the chapter on artistry offers insight on creating expressive phrases, connecting with the audience, and developing a unique artistic voice. Violin Secrets examines overcoming performance anxiety, choosing the right music editions, being a strong section player in an orchestra, leading productive chamber music rehearsals, and winning auditions. Violin Secrets is beautifully illustrated with original drawings by T. M. Larsen, musical examples from the standard literature, and a violinist’s family tree that traces these secrets back through to the founding fathers of violin technique. The Music Secrets for the Advanced Musician series is designed for instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, and other instructors and professionals seeking a quick set of pointers to improve their work as performers and producers of music. Easy to use and intended for the advanced musician, contributions to Music Secrets fill a niche for those who have moved beyond what beginners and intermediate practitioners need.

All Things Strings

All Things Strings
Author: Jo Nardolillo
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 0810884445
ISBN 13: 9780810884441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Strings Book Review:

String players face a bewildering array of terms related to their instruments. Because string playing is a living art form, passed directly from master to student, the words used to convey complex concepts such as bow techniques and fingering systems have developed into an extensive vocabulary that can be complicated, vague, and even contradictory. Many of these terms are derived from French, Italian, or German, yet few appear in any standard music dictionary. Moreover, the gulf separating classical playing from fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, and other genres has generated style-specific terms rarely codified into any reference work. All Things Strings: An Illustrated Dictionary bridges this gap, serving as the only comprehensive resource for the terminology used by the modern string family of instruments. All of the terms pertaining to violin, viola, cello, and double bass, inclusive of all genres and playing styles, are defined, explained, and illustrated in a single text. Entries include techniques from shifting to fingerboard mapping to thumb position; the entire gamut of bowstrokes; terms found in orchestral parts; instrument structure and repair; accessories and equipment; ornaments (including those used in jazz and bluegrass); explanations of various bow holds; conventions of orchestral playing; and types of strings, as well as information on a select number of famous luthiers, influential pedagogues, and legendary performers. All Thing Strings is expertly illustrated with original drawings by T. M. Larsen and musical examples from the standard literature. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography of recommended reading for string players and a detailed chart of bowstrokes showing notation and explaining execution. As the single best source for understanding string instruments and referencing all necessary terminology, All Things Strings is an essential tool for performers, private teachers, college professors, and students at all levels. It is also an invaluable addition to the libraries of orchestra directors and composers wishing to better understand the complexities of string playing. With the inclusion of terms relevant to all four modern string instruments played in all genres—from jazz to bluegrass to historically informed performance—this resource serves the needs of every string musician.

Engaging Haydn

Engaging Haydn
Author: Mary Hunter,Richard Will
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-07-12
ISBN 10: 1139536591
ISBN 13: 9781139536592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engaging Haydn Book Review:

Haydn is enjoying renewed appreciation as one of the towering figures of Western music history. This lively collection builds upon this resurgence of interest, with chapters exploring the nature of Haydn's invention and the cultural forces that he both absorbed and helped to shape and express. The volume addresses Haydn's celebrated instrumental pieces, the epoch-making Creation and many lesser-known but superb vocal works including the Masses, the English canzonettas and Scottish songs and the operas L'isola disabitata and L'anima del filosofo. Topics range from Haydn's rondo forms to his violin fingerings, from his interpretation of the Credo to his reading of Ovid's Metamorphoses, from his involvement with national music to his influence on the emerging concept of the musical work. Haydn emerges as an engaged artist in every sense of the term, as remarkable for his critical response to the world around him as for his innovations in musical composition.

The Violin

The Violin
Author: Mark Katz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0815336373
ISBN 13: 9780815336372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Book Review:

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Singing in Style

Singing in Style
Author: Martha Elliott
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300109320
ISBN 13: 0300109326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing in Style Book Review:

Muziekhistorisch en musicologisch overzicht van de klassieke solozang vanaf de barok tot heden.