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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin by Robin (University of Wales College of Cardiff) Stowell


The Cambridge Companion to the Violin by Robin (University of Wales College of Cardiff) Stowell

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers, and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle. The principal subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental acoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching principles; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams as well as music examples, a useful appendix, glossary of technical terms, and an extensive bibliography.

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Publication date

10th December 1992


Robin (University of Wales College of Cardiff) Stowell

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Cambridge University Press


320 pages


String instruments



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