A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period

A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period

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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.show more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 120 pages
  • 188 x 272 x 12mm | 340.2g
  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1860961932
  • 9781860961939
  • 40,055

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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.21show more

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]show more