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The Eloquent Oboe : A History of the Hautboy from 1640-1760 - Bruce Haynes

The Eloquent Oboe

A History of the Hautboy from 1640-1760

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9780198166467
Number Of Pages: 558

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Reflecting the proliferation of information on the history of the oboe that has arisen in recent years, this book is the first in-depth survey of the instrument during its Golden Age. From the mid-seventeenth century to the mid-eighteenth, the oboe underwent dramatic changes with regard to its function and physical form, and during this period not only was the majority of the instrument's solo and chamber repertoire composed, but - to judge from the salaries and titles of some of its players - the hautboy became the most highly valued instrument in use. The author describes in detail the hautboy, its players, makers and composers, how and where it was played, and who listened to it.

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`Haynes' choice of title is splendid; and he succeeds admirably at reinforcing the concept of the oboe's eloquence.' Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society `Bruce Haynes has already produced two invaluable reference works: his oboe bibliography and his thesis on pitch. This makes a third. Players will obviously need to read it, but it has much to offer all involved in baroque music' Early Music Review `The quantity of information on instruments, makers, players, social context and music given here is phenomenal, and it is all coherently set out - it is easy to find ones way around without consulting index or contents list.' Early Music Review, no.76 `Well organised and ... easy to use for reference without recourse to the index ... original' Early Music Review, no 76

List of Illustrations List of Figures List of Tables List of Musical Examples Mechanics Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1 The Transition from Shawm to Hautboy in France Chapter 2 The Physical Characteristics of the Hautboy Chapter 3 1670-1700: The Spread of the 'French Hoboye' Chapter 4 Playing the Hautboy Chapter 5 1700-1730: The International Hautboy Chapter 6 Bach and the Hautboy Chapter 7 1730-1760: Italian Ascendancy and the Rise of the Narrow-bore Hautboy Afterword Appendices Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780198166467
ISBN-10: 019816646X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 558
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.68  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.37