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One Hundred Years of Violoncello A History of Technique and Performance Practice, 1740-1840

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ISBN-10: 0521607612

ISBN-13: 9780521607612

Edition: 2004

Authors: Valerie Walden, John Butt, Laurence Dreyfus

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/19/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Laurence Dreyfus is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College.

Violoncello and schools of performance
Development of the violoncello
The bow grip and instrument hold
The development of fingering techniques
Bow strokes and their execution
Special effects
Rules of ornamentation
The art of accompaniment
Elements of aesthetics and style