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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin : Cambridge Companions to Music - Robin Stowell

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

Cambridge Companions to Music

By: Robin Stowell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th February 1993
ISBN: 9780521399234
Number Of Pages: 320

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers, and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle. The principal subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental acoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching principles; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams as well as music examples, a useful appendix, glossary of technical terms, and an extensive bibliography.

The violin and bow - origins and development
The physics of the violin
The violinists of the baroque and classical periods
The nineteenth century bravura tradition
The twentieth century
The fundamentals of violin playing and teaching
Technique and performing practice
Aspects of contemporary technique (with comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and Babbitt)
The concerto
The sonata
Other solo repertory
The violin as ensemble instrument
The pedagogical literature
The violin - instrument of four continents
The violin in jazz
Appendix: Principal violin treatises
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ISBN: 9780521399234
ISBN-10: 0521399238
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th February 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.56