A Performer's Guide to the Music of the Classical Period

A Performer's Guide to the Music of the Classical Period

Mixed media product Performer's Guides (Abrsm)

Edited by Anthony Burton, By (author) Jane Glover, By (author) David Wyn Jones, By (author) Professor Cliff Eisen, By (author) Duncan Druce, By (author) David Ward, By (author) Ashley Solomon, By (author) Richard Wigmore, By (author) Barry Cooper

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  • Publisher: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • Format: Mixed media product | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 272mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 6 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1860961932
  • ISBN 13: 9781860961939
  • Sales rank: 110,161

Product description

The latest thinking on stylish performance presented in a clear, helpful and practical way. Includes chapters from leading experts on historical background, notation and interpretation, with specialist advice for keyboard, string and wind players, and singers. Book comes with a full-length CD of excerpts from authoritative recordings.

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Clear, comprehensive and with a CD that complements the text, these books certainly fill a niche within the market. The Bookseller Thoroughly approachable publications...They deserve to be not only read but acted upon. Early Music Review A stimulating, readable book, ideal for serious students, and also for teachers who wish to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with the latest interpretative ideas. PAN A wonderful compilation, These fascinating and stimulating Guides will whet the appetite and add to the knowledge and understanding of musicians at all levels, indeed, all music-lovers. Stringendo I applaud this long-awaited resource. It is clear and concise in its approach. It offers lots of information...liberating and empowering. Classical Music A wonderful new series, An excellent set of books for all musicians. Canadian Music Teacher ...clearly expressed good sense. Goldberg No.21

Table of contents

Preface (Classical period) [Anthony Burton] ; Introduction [Jane Glover] ; Historical Background [David Wyn Jones] ; Notation and Interpretation [Cliff Eisen] ; Keyboard [David Ward] ; Strings [Duncan Druce] ; Wind Instruments [Ashley Solomon] ; Singing [Richard Wigmore] ; Sources and Editions [Barry Cooper]