Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments

Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393097160

Category: Music

Page: 449

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J. S. Bach's musician son explains the technique for performing eighteenth-century compositions, discussing fingering, embellishments, bass, and accompaniment

Playing Bach on the Keyboard

A Practical Guide

Author: Richard Troeger

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781574670844

Category: Music

Page: 306

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(Amadeus). In this concise and accessible volume, a noted keyboard artist and Bach specialist takes a fresh look at the performance of J. S. Bach's keyboard music. Addressing the nonspecialist player, Richard Troeger presents a wide range of historical information and discusses its musical applications. The author shares accounts of the musical styles Bach employed and the instruments he knew. In direct and pragmatic terms, he clarifies the importance of notational and style details as guides to the composer's intentions, particularly emphasizing changes in notational norms between Bach's time and the present. Troeger offers core information on dynamics, articulation, tempo, rhythm, ornamentation and accompaniment. He considers controversial issues as well, establishing the importance of the clavichord in Bach's milieu and examining the link between baroque music and rhetoric a dramatic relationship that can bring great vitality to performance.

A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing

Author: Leopold Mozart

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780193185135

Category: Science

Page: 235

View: 8716

Known principally as the father of Wolfgang Amadeus, Leopold Mozart was a distinguished musician in his own right. An excellent violinist and composer, his greatest contribution to music was his Treatise on Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing. Published at Ausburg in 1756 it was the major work of its time on the violin and it contains much that is of considerable interest and value to musicians today: notes on performance, practice, a glossary of technical terms and specific chapters on the playing of written and improvised embellishments, the trill, and special rhythmic figures. Copious exercises illustrate each point made in the text. A Preface--revised for this edition--offers an illuminating biographical study of Leopold both as a man and as a musician.

On Playing the Flute

Author: Johann Joachim Quantz,Edward R. Reilly

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555534738

Category: Music

Page: 412

View: 8724

Originally published in 1752, this is a new paperback edition of the classic treatise on 18th-century musical thought, performance practice, and style

The Art of Accompaniment from a Thorough-Bass

As Practiced in the XVII and XVIII Centuries

Author: F. T. Arnold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486171566

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 9109

A solid grounding in musical techniques of the 17th and 18th centuries is essential to a complete understanding of Baroque music. Arnold's legendary work is a comprehensive survey of the topic, covering every issue of significance to today's performers. The text is fully amplified with numerous musical examples, authoritative citations, scholarly interpretations and syntheses, and the author's own conclusions. This rich collection of source material for the musicologist is an equally indispensable companion for conductors, editors, and performers.

The Clavichord

Author: Bernard Brauchli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521630672

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 4185

Through extensive literary and pictorial documentation this book traces the clavichord's development from the fourteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. Written in an accessible and largely non-technical style, this book is rendered accessible to both professional and amateur alike. As there is almost no literature currently available on the subject, this work fills a major gap in the study of Western civilisation's musical heritage.

Treatise on Harmony

Author: Jean-Philippe Rameau

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048617137X

Category: Music

Page: 512

View: 2808

One of most important books in Western music. Detailed explanation of principles of diatonic harmonic theory. New 1971 translation by Philip Gossett of 1722 edition. Many musical examples.

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music

Their Principles and Applications

Author: Sandra P. Rosenblum

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206800

Category: Music

Page: 516

View: 9695

Performance today on either the pianoforte or the fortepiano can be at once joyful, musicianly, expressive, and historically informed. From this point of view, Sandra P. Rosenblum examines the principles of performing the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries as revealed in a variety of historical sources: their autographs and letters, early editions of their music, original instruments, and contemporary tutors and journals. She applies these findings to such elements of performance as dynamics, accentuation, pedaling, articulation and touch, technique and fingering, ornaments and embellishments, choice of tempo, and tempo flexibility. Familiarity with the Classic conventions provides a framework for interpretation and an understanding of the choices available within the style, the amount of freedom a performer has, and which areas are ambiguous. Rosenblum's detailed study, copiously illustrated with musical examples, is invaluable for professional and amateur performers, serious piano students and their teachers and students of performance practices by Scarlatti and Clementi. "... is and will remain unsurpassed as the study dealing with performance practice as it pertains to keyboard music of the Classical period." —American Music Teacher "Rosenblum's monumental achievement is thorough, objective, balanced, and imaginative, a compelling blend of love and respect for the solo, chamber, and concerto literature she addresses." —Journal of Musicological Research "The extent and quality of her research, the depth of her perception, and her musicianship together break new ground in the study of historic performance practice." —Early Keyboard Journal "Her attention to details is absolutely scrupulous; no stone unturned, no argument unquestioned or unstated." —The Musical Times "Its importance to thoughtful musicians cannot be overstated." —Choice "... thoroughly musicological." —Performance Practice Review "... indispensable... " —New York Times

Historical Harpsichord Technique

Developing La douceur du toucher

Author: Yonit Lea Kosovske

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001455

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Yonit Lea Kosovske surveys early music and writing about keyboard performance with the aim of facilitating the development of an expressive tone in the modern player. Reviewing the work of the pedagogues and performers of the late Renaissance through the late Baroque, she gives special emphasis to la douceur du toucher or a gentle touch. Other topics addressed include posture, early pedagogy, exercises, articulation, and fingering patterns. Illustrated with musical examples as well as photos of the author at the keyboard, Historical Harpsichord Technique can be used for individual or group lessons and for amateurs and professionals.

The performance of the basso continuo in Italian baroque music

Author: Tharald Borgir

Publisher: UMI Research Press

ISBN: 9780835716758

Category: Music

Page: 180

View: 7047

Covers the Italian Baroque period (1600-1730). Borgir rejects the notion that the basso continuo line is doubled by bass instruments and shows how these have an independent musical function in ensemble music. He untangles their confusing terminology and also explores the unexpected uses of he large lutes. Italian continuo practice included elaborate training in improvisation described in detail here for the first time.

Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard

Author: Paul Badura-Skoda,Alfred Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198165767

Category: Music

Page: 573

View: 6948

Paul Badura-Skoda has been studying and performing Bach's keyboard music for more than 40 years. In this volume he presents a host of valuable new insights drawn from his deep knowledge of the sources and the problems of interpretation.

The Pianist's Craft 2

Mastering the Works of More Great Composers

Author: Richard P. Anderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442232668

Category: Music

Page: 292

View: 6982

In The Pianist’s Craft 2, pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected works by an entirely different set of composers whose works are standard in the piano literature.

Abby Whiteside on piano playing

Author: Abby Whiteside

Publisher: Amadeus Pr


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 699

Abby Whiteside (1881-1956) developed a revolutionary approach to piano technique, the idea of a "basic rhythm" involving the entire body that allows students to express the essential emotional rhythm of the music, as well as to play without the risk of the injuries that frequently afflict pianists. Her ideas on piano pedagogy remain essential today. HARDCOVER.