The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France

The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France

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"This book will be of value to anyone researching or intending to play the instrument and its delightful music." -NotesThe hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, was played at the court at Versailles and is still prominent as a folk instrument today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 5.08mm | 181.44g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 5 b&w photos
  • 0253209420
  • 9780253209429
  • 1,008,809

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Robert A. Green discusses the techniques of playing the hurdy-gurdy and the interpretation of its music, based on existing method books and on his own experience as a performer. He provides a complete list of the extant music composed for the hurdy-gurdy in eighteenth-century France.show more

About Robert A. Green

ROBERT A. GREEN is Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University and author of many articles on eighteenth-century French music and performance practice. He plays the hurdy-gurdy in solo recitals and with various ensembles, and is featured on a recording of chamber music of the period.show more

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"This book will be of value to anyone researching or intending to play the instrument and its delightful music." - Notesshow more

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