The Interpretation Of The Music Of The 17th And 18th Centuries


Publisher: Dover Publications
Format: Books | Reference
One of the most influential figures in the twentieth century revival of early and traditional music, Arnold Dolmetsch was the first to apply scholarly attention to the issue of authentic historical performance. His ground breaking 1915 study remains a landmark of musicology, offering not only a text on performance practices of the baroque, but also glimpses of the cultural significance— both as an art and a science— to musicians of the period. Topics included in this volume are: tempo, rhythm, ornamentation, figured bass realisation, wrist positioning and fingering as well as an exploration of the musical instruments of the era. This updated edition also includes a rare appendix of musical examples.
ISBN: 9780486442754
Published on: 18 August 2005
No of pages: 528
Language: English
Catalogue No: 0486442756