The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 303 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521399234
  • 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

        List of illustrations                      vii
Notes on the contributors ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xv
List of abbreviations, fingering and xvi
notation
The violin and bow --- origins and development 1 (29)
John Dilworth
The physics of the violin 30 (16)
Bernard Richardson
The violinists of the Baroque and Classical 46 (15)
periods
Simon McVeigh
The nineteenth-century bravura tradition 61 (18)
Robin Stowell
The twentieth century 79 (13)
Eric Wen
The fundamentals of violin playing and 92 (30)
teaching
Adrian Eales
Technique and performing practice 122 (21)
Robin Stowell
Aspects of contemporary technique (with 143 (5)
comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and
Babbitt)
Paul Zukofsky
The concerto 148 (20)
Robin Stowell
The sonata 168 (26)
Robin Stowell
Other solo repertory 194 (16)
Robin Stowell
The violin as ensemble instrument 210 (14)
Peter Allsop
The peddagogical literature 224 (10)
Robin Stowell
The violin --- instrument of four continents 234 (15)
Peter Cooke
The violin in jazz 249 (8)
Max Harrison
Appendix Principal violin treatises 257 (4)
Glossary of technical terms 261 (6)
Notes 267 (13)
Select bibliography 280 (10)
Index 290