Historical Harpsichord Technique Historical Harpsichord Technique

Historical Harpsichord Technique Historical Harpsichord Technique : Developing La Douceur Du Toucher Developing La Douceur Du Toucher

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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.
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  • Electronic book text | 238 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253001455
  • 9780253001450

About Yonit Lea Kosovske

Yonit Kosovske performs on both modern and historical keyboard instruments as a soloist and chamber artist. She has produced several solo CDs, the most recent of which include La Gracieuse, French chaconnes, passacailles, & preludes (La Douceur, 2010) and Keyboard Music of Girolamo Frescobaldi (Focus, 2010). Kosovske lives in Ireland, where she performs as a freelance artist and teaches at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.
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"Well-conceived and well-written, Historical Harpsichord Technique offers valuable information for all who have an interest in developing good harpsichord touch." William Wiggins, Oberlin College and Conservatory--William Wiggins, Oberlin College and Conservatory"
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