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The Violin : A Research and Information Guide - Mark Rush

The Violin

A Research and Information Guide

Hardcover Published: 20th February 2006
ISBN: 9780815336372
Number Of Pages: 424

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The violin was first mentioned in a book in the sixteenth century. An abundant and diverse literature on the instrument has grown since then, and a complete general guide to these materials has not been produced in the modern era. The last, Edward Heron-Allen's "De" "Fidiculis Bibliographia", was published in1894. This book fills that void, organizing and annotating information on the violin from a variety of fields and sources. It provides a comprehensive, though selective, guide to all facets of the instrument. The book is divided into 4 main parts: Reference and General Studies; Acoustics and Construction; Violin Playing, Performance Practice, and Music; and Violinists, Composers, and Violin Teachers. It will serve as a ready reference for students and scholars, and is a welcome addition to the esteemed Routledge Music Bibliography series.

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Goal and Scope of the Guidep. 2
How to Use This Bookp. 3
Reference and General Studiesp. 5
General Music Referencep. 5
Electronic Resourcesp. 6
General Violin Bibliographiesp. 7
Discographyp. 8
Periodicalsp. 8
Generalp. 9
Acoustics and Constructionp. 12
Violin Playing and Violin Musicp. 12
General Studies of the Violinp. 12
The Violin: Acoustics and Constructionp. 19
Acoustics and Mechanicsp. 19
General Studiesp. 19
Sound Vibration and Radiationp. 22
Studies by Materials, Partsp. 23
Violin Making: Construction and Repairp. 36
Referencep. 36
History and General Studiesp. 37
Treatises, Manuals, and Guidesp. 43
Experimental Violinsp. 48
Studies by Regionp. 50
Violin Makersp. 62
Collective Studies and Referencep. 62
Individual Makers and Familiesp. 65
The Bowp. 85
Generalp. 85
Physics and Mechanicsp. 85
Historyp. 86
Construction, Repair, and Maintenancep. 86
Bow Makersp. 88
Studies of Individual Makers and Familiesp. 88
Collecting and Dealingp. 90
Authentication: Frauds and Forgeriesp. 93
Violin Playing and Performance Practicep. 95
History of Violin Playingp. 95
General Studiesp. 95
Studies by Periodp. 96
Studies by Regionp. 104
Studies by Stylep. 108
Studies by Technique; Performance Practicep. 114
Pedagogyp. 126
History, General Studies, and Referencep. 126
Manuals, Methods, and Treatises (and Commentary Thereupon)p. 128
Competitionsp. 142
Health Issuesp. 143
Violin Playing and Recording Technologyp. 144
Violin Musicp. 147
Reference: Lists and Guidesp. 147
General Surveysp. 149
Studies by Genrep. 150
Concertosp. 150
Sonatas and Other Keyboard-Accompanied Worksp. 154
Unaccompanied Violinp. 156
Otherp. 158
Studies by Periodp. 159
Studies by Regionp. 160
Studies by Composerp. 169
Violinists, Violinist-Composers, and Violin Teachersp. 277
Referencep. 277
Collective Biographiesp. 278
Studies by Regionp. 288
Women Violinistsp. 291
Violinists of African Descentp. 292
Folk Violinistsp. 292
Individual Biographiesp. 293
Author Indexp. 379
Name Indexp. 395
Subject Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780815336372
ISBN-10: 0815336373
Series: Music Research and Information Guides
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 20th February 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.68
Edition Number: 1