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The Classical Mandolin : Early Music Series - Paul Sparks

The Classical Mandolin

Early Music Series

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A "hidden" instrument in the classical music world, the mandolin's repertoire of original music remains largely unknown. This book examines the lives and works of the mandolin's great composers and, together with Sparks's earlier The Early Mandolin (Oxford 1989), provides the first comprehensive survey of the instrument's history. The book also explores aspects of technique and looks at present-day orchestras and soloists.

List of Illustrations List of Music Examples 1. 1815-1878: 1.1 The Decline of the Mandoline and Mandolino as Concert Instruments: 1.2 Italy and the Creation of the Modern Mandolin: 2. 1878-1892: 2.1 The Paris Exhibition of 1878: 2.2 Spanish Influences: 2.3 Circoli mandolinisti in Italy: 2.4 The Mandolin Rediscovered: 3. 1892-1918: 3.1 The Genoa Concourse and the Virtuoso Era in Italy: 3.2 The Heyday of the Mandolin in Europe: 3.3 The USA and Elsewhere: 4. 1918-1945: 4.1 Germany, Austria, and the Emergence of a New Style: 4.2 Elsewhere in Continental Europe: 4.3 Japan: 4.4 The USA, Britian, and Elsewhere: 5. 1945 to the Present Day: 5.1 Europe: 5.2 Japan: 5.3 The USA and Elsewhere: 6. Practical Information for Players and Composers: 6.1 Instruments, Strings, and Plectrums: 6.2 Positions and Techniques: 6.3 The Mandolin Quartet and the Mandolin Orchestra: 6.4 Useful Addresses: Appendix: The Mandolin and Related Instruments: Brief Definitions Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780195173376
ISBN-10: 0195173376
Series: Early Music Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 6th October 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.52