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Early Keyboard Instruments : A Practical Guide - David Rowland

Early Keyboard Instruments

A Practical Guide

Paperback Published: 16th May 2001
ISBN: 9780521643856
Number Of Pages: 168

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Early Keyboard Instruments covers a wide range of performance issues on keyboard instruments relevant to the music from c. 1700-c.1900. It includes descriptions of the harpsichords, clavichords, pianos and other stringed-keyboard instruments used by performers of the period as well as aspects of technique such as harpsichord registration, piano pedalling and keyboard fingering. Aspects of the notation of keyboard music are discussed, as is articulation, embellishment, tempo flexibility and rubato. A substantial chapter is devoted to case studies, illustrating how the aspects of performance discussed in the rest of the book are worked out in practice, whether playing on period instruments or on the modern piano.

'... it is, in fact, an excellent introduction ... I wish there had been a book like it when I was a school.' Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review 'A significant body of information, lucid and succinct.' Early Music '... the breadth and clarity of presentation and indexing will no doubt ensure that players of any keyboard instrument will want to have [this book] to hand for quick consultation and revision for many years to come.' The British Clavichord Society Newsletter

Stylistic awareness and keyboard music
Repertory, performance and notation
The instruments
Use of instruments and technique
Non-notated and notated issues
Case studies
Continuo realisation
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ISBN: 9780521643856
ISBN-10: 0521643856
Series: Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 16th May 2001
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 0.99
Weight (kg): 0.25