The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 303 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521390330
  • DDC分類 787.2

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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.

Table of Contents

1. The violin and bow - origins and development
John Dilworth
2. The physics of the violin Bernard Richardson
3. The violinists of the baroque and classical
periods Simon McVeigh
4. The nineteenth century bravura tradition
Robin Stowell
5. The twentieth century Eric Wen
6. The fundamentals of violin playing and
teaching Adrian Eales
7. Technique and performing practice Robin
Stowell
8. Aspects of contemporary technique (with
comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and
Babbitt) Paul Zukofsky
9. The concerto Robin Stowell
10. The sonata Robin Stowell
11. Other solo repertory
12. The violin as ensemble instrument Peter
Allsop
13. The pedagogical literature Robin Stowell
14. The violin - instrument of four continents
Peter Cooke
15. The violin in jazz Max Harrison
Appendix: Principal violin treatises.