New in Paperback. Hardcover was published in 1985.
This volume is one of the first to examine in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. It provides a scholarly historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during the most critical period in the history of the instrument. Extracts in translation from the most significant and authoritative sources are presented with introductions, commentary, illustrations, extensive musical examples and a glossary of specific ornaments. It will be of interest and use to students, performers, and historians.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
Fingering and notation
1. The development of the bow, the violin and
2. The posture of the player
3. Holding the violin
4. Holding the bow
the fundamental bow stroke
5. Fundamental left-hand technique
6. Timbre and tone production
7. Double and multiple stopping
8. Bow strokes and their execution
9. Special effects
10. Pitch, tuning and intonation
11. General remarks on expression, performance
12. Phrasing and accentuation
13. Specific ornamentation (agrements du chant)
Glossary of specific ornaments.