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Violin Manual How to assess, buy, set-up and maintain your violin

Violin Manual How to assess, buy, set-up and maintain your violin

Author: John Gosling, Marcus Corrie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

Drawing on the experience and expertise found in a traditional English repair and restoration shop, the Violin Manual is a fully illustrated guide to the maintenance, repair and restoration of these beautiful instruments. With guidance divided into `basic', `intermediate' and `advanced' sections, this manual will prove valuable to a wide spectrum of people, from violinists who want to do simple maintainance on their own instruments to those wishing to become expert restorers. All violinists will find this book absorbing and enlightening.

The Galitzin Quartets of Beethoven Opp. 127, 132, 130

The Galitzin Quartets of Beethoven Opp. 127, 132, 130

Author: Daniel K. L. Chua Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/07/2019

This study is an analysis of the first three of Beethoven's late quartets, Opp. 127, 132, and 130, commissioned by Prince Nikolai Galitzin. The five late quartets, usually considered as a group, were written in the same period as the Missa solemnis and the Ninth Symphony, and are among the composer's most profound musical statements. Daniel K. L. Chua believes that of the five quartets the three that he studies trace a process of disintegration, whereas the last two, Opp. 131 and 135, reintegrate the language that Beethoven himself had destabilized. Through analyses that unearth peculiar features characteristic of the surface and of the deeper structures of the music, Chua interprets the Galitzin quartets as radical critiques of both music and society, a view first proposed by Theodore Adorno. From this perspective, the quartets necessarily undo the act of analysis as well, forcing the analytical traditions associated with Schenker and Schoenberg to break up into an eclectic mixture of techniques. Analysis itself thus becomes problematic and has to move in a dialectical and paradoxical fashion in order to trace Beethoven's logic of disintegration. The result is a new way of reading these works that not only reflects the preoccupations of the German Romantics of that time and the poststructuralists of today, but also opens a discussion of cultural, political, and philosophical issues. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Cambridge Library Collection - Music The History of the Violin, and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present: Also an Account of the Principal Makers, English an

Cambridge Library Collection - Music The History of the Violin, and Other Instruments Played on with the Bow from the Remotest Times to the Present: Also an Account of the Principal Makers, English an

Author: William Sandys, Simon Andrew Forster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2019

Solicitor and antiquary William Sandys (1792-1874) had a lifelong passion for music and took cello lessons from the renowned Robert Lindley. His principal interest, however, was the Christmas carol, particularly the ballad carol; his meticulous collection of examples ensured the survival of many melodies that are now well known. Simon Andrew Forster (1801-70), of the London-based family of stringed instrument makers and music sellers, took on the Frith Street business in 1824, but is best known for this collaboration with Sandys. First published in 1864, it is an important treatise of its time, not only for its history of bowed instruments, its survey of the principal makers in Europe, and its details relating to well-known orchestral and virtuoso string players, but also for its first-hand information on the Forster family, listing all the numbered Forster instruments, with the name, in many instances, of the first purchaser.

The Art of the Violin

The Art of the Violin

Never before available in English, this classic work is a major contribution to the art and technique of violin playing and an important document in the history of performance practice. A contemporary of Kreutzer and Rode, Pierre Marie Francois de Sales Baillot provides in his treatise many insights into the style of nineteenth-century fingering, bowing, ornamentation, and expressiveness that are not apparent from the directions and markings found in scores of that time. Such information will be invaluable for performers interested in understanding the intentions of composers such as Viotti, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn. This complete, unabridged translation, which includes an extensive introduction by the translator, Louise Goldberg, and a foreword by Zvi Zeitlin, will be indispensable for musicologists, performers, and lovers of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century classical music.

Maia Bang Violin Method

Maia Bang Violin Method

Author: Leopold Auer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Couldn't Have a Wedding without the Fiddler The Story of Traditional Fiddling on Prince Edward Island

Couldn't Have a Wedding without the Fiddler The Story of Traditional Fiddling on Prince Edward Island

Author: Ken Perlman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/06/2019

Canada's Prince Edward Island is home to one of the oldest and most vibrant fiddling traditions in North America. First established by Scottish immigrants in the late eighteenth century, it incorporated the influence of a later wave of Irish immigrants as well as the unique rhythmic sensibilities of the Acadian French, the Island's first European inhabitants. In Couldn't Have a Wedding without the Fiddler, renowned musician and folklorist Ken Perlman combines oral history, ethnography, and musical insight to present a captivating portrait of Prince Edward Island fiddling and its longstanding importance to community life. Couldn't Have a Wedding without the Fiddler draws heavily on interviews conducted with 150 fiddlers and other Islanders -including singers, dancers, music instructors, community leaders, and event organizers-whose memories span decades. The book thus colorfully brings to life a time not so very long ago when virtually any occasion-a wedding, harvest, house warming, holiday, or the need to raise money for local institutions such as schools and churchs-was sufficient excuse to hold a dance, with the fiddle player at the center of the celebration. Perlman explores how fiddling skills and traditions were learned and passed down through the generations and how individual fiddlers honed their distinctive playing styles. He also examines the Island's history and material culture, fiddlers' values and attitudes, the role of radio and recordings, the fiddlers' repertoire, fiddling contests, and the ebb and flow of the fiddling tradition, including efforts over the last few decades to keep the music alive in the face of modernization and the passing of old-timers. Rounding out the book is a rich array of photographs, musical examples, dance diagrams, and a discography. The inaugural volume in the Charles K. Wolfe American Music Series, Couldn't Have a Wedding without the Fiddler is, in the words of series editor Ted Olson, clearly among the more significant studies of a local North American music tradition to be published in recent years.

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 6, Score & Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 6, Score & Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Author: ABRSM Format: Sheet music Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 6 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Violin Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 2, Score, Part & CD Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 2, Score, Part & CD Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Author: ABRSM Format: Sheet music Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 2 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of the nine pieces in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks for use when practising. A version of this book without the CD is also available, as are audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 4, Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 4, Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Author: ABRSM Format: Sheet music Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 4 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Violin Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 3, Score, Part & CD Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 3, Score, Part & CD Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Author: ABRSM Format: Sheet music Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 3 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. The enclosed CD features inspiring recordings of the nine pieces in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks for use when practising. A version of this book without the CD is also available, as are audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 7, Score & Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Violin Exam Pieces 2020-2023, ABRSM Grade 7, Score & Part Selected from the 2020-2023 syllabus

Author: ABRSM Format: Sheet music Release Date: 06/06/2019

This book contains nine pieces from ABRSM's Grade 7 Violin syllabus for 2020-2023, three pieces chosen from each of Lists A, B and C. The pieces have been carefully selected to offer an attractive and varied range of styles, creating a collection that provides an excellent source of repertoire to suit every performer. The book also contains helpful footnotes and, for those preparing for exams, useful syllabus information. Inspiring recordings of the nine pieces featured in this book, plus piano accompaniment tracks, are available. These can be purchased as part of the Violin Exam Pieces with CD package or as audio downloads (see www.abrsmdownloads.org for more details).