The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument.

Author: Cello

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521629284

Category: Music

Page: 290

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This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.
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The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet

The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet

28–34 ; the origins and early history of in seventeenth - century French five - part the cello are discussed by John Dilworth in ensembles ; this is verified by the naming of the Robin Stowell ( ed . ) , The Cambridge Companion viola ...

Author: Robin Stowell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521000424

Category: Music

Page: 394

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This Companion offers a concise and authoritative survey of the string quartet by eleven chamber music specialists. Its fifteen carefully structured chapters provide coverage of a stimulating range of perspectives previously unavailable in one volume. It focuses on four main areas: the social and musical background to the quartet's development; the most celebrated ensembles; string quartet playing, including aspects of contemporary and historical performing practice; and the mainstream repertory, including significant 'mixed ensemble' compositions involving string quartet. Various musical and pictorial illustrations and informative appendixes, including a chronology of the most significant works, complete this indispensable guide. Written for all string quartet enthusiasts, this Companion will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the genre, the context and significance of quartets as cultural phenomena, and the musical, technical and interpretative problems of chamber music performance. It will also enhance their experience of listening to quartets in performance and on recordings.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

39 For a list, see Robin Stowell, The Cambridge Companion to the Cello (Cambridge, 1999), pp. 95-9. To these should be added a concerto evidently sketched or drafted during the 1840s by Mendelssohn for the Italian cellist Alfredo Piatti ...

Author: Simon P. Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139827263

Category: Music

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No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.
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The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner

The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner

Cambridge Companions to Music Instruments The Cambridge Companion to Brass Instruments The Cambridge Companion to the Piano Edited by Trevor Herbert and John Wallace Edited by David Rowland The Cambridge Companion to the Cello The ...

Author: John Williamson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521008786

Category: Music

Page: 340

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This Companion provides an overview of the composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). Sixteen chapters by leading scholars investigate aspects of his life and works and consider the manner in which critical appreciation has changed in the twentieth century. The first section deals with Bruckner's Austrian background, investigating the historical circumstances in which he worked, his upbringing in Upper Austria, and his career in Vienna. A number of misunderstandings are dealt with in the light of recent research. The remainder of the book covers Bruckner's career as church musician and symphonist, with a chapter on the neglected secular vocal music. Religious, aesthetic, formal, harmonic, and instrumental aspects are considered, while one chapter confronts the problem of the editions of the symphonies. Two concluding chapters discuss the symphonies in performance, and the history of Bruckner-reception with particular reference to German Nationalism, the Third Reich and the appropriation of Bruckner by the Nazis.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

Enth. S.1 - 29: The violin and bow - origins and development / John Dilworth

Author: ROBIN AUTOR STOWELL

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521399238

Category: Music

Page: 326

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Enth. S.1 - 29: The violin and bow - origins and development / John Dilworth
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The Cambridge Companion to Ravel

The Cambridge Companion to Ravel

A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.

Author: Deborah Mawer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521648564

Category: Music

Page: 316

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A comprehensive introduction to the life, music and compositional aesthetic of Maurice Ravel.
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Playing the Cello 1780 1930

Playing the Cello  1780   1930

as a cellist, let alone as a composer, has appeared outside Russia.10 In modern times, only two significant treatments of the cello have appeared – the Cambridge Companion to the Cello and Valerie Walden's monograph concentrating on the ...

Author: George Kennaway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317079811

Category: Music

Page: 298

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This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative, George Kennaway has produced a unique cultural history of performance practices. In addition to drawing upon an unusually wide range of source materials - from instructional methods to poetry, novels and film - Kennaway acknowledges the instability and ambiguity of the data that supports historically informed performance. By examining nineteenth-century assumptions about the very nature of the cello itself, he demonstrates new ways of thinking about historical performance today. Kennaway’s treatment of tone quality and projection, and of posture, bow-strokes and fingering, is informed by his practical insights as a professional cellist and teacher. Vibrato and portamento are examined in the context of an increasing divergence between theory and practice, as seen in printed sources and heard in early cello recordings. Kennaway also explores differing nineteenth-century views of the cello’s gendered identity and the relevance of these cultural tropes to contemporary performance. By accepting the diversity and ambiguity of nineteenth-century sources, and by resisting oversimplified solutions, Kennaway has produced a nuanced performing history that will challenge and engage musicologists and performers alike.
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Cello Secrets

Cello Secrets

Orchestral Bowing: Style and Function. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing, 2004. Lawson, Colin. The Cambridge Companion to the Orchestra. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Peyser, Joan. Orchestra: Origins and Transformations.

Author: Brian Hodges

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538102879

Category: Music

Page: 192

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With each technique carefully explained and illustrated, this book serves as an accessible resource for all cello players, from talented teenagers to college students, to conservatory professionals. It guides advanced students through technical maintenance and performance preparation, helping them beyond what is often covered in lessons.
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Cello and Double Bass Ensemble Music

Cello and Double Bass Ensemble Music

216-17 Sensbach, Stephen. French cellosonatas 1871-1939. Dublin: Lilliput Press 2001 Stowell, Robin, ed. The Cambridge companion to the cello. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1999. pp. 174-77 Stresemann, Wolfgang.

Author: Nancy Price

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329927155

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Bibliography of Cello and Double Bass Ensemble Music for Three or More Celli and/or Double Basses
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