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The History of Violin Playing from its Origins to 1761: and its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music - Clarendon Paperbacks (Paperback)
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The History of Violin Playing from its Origins to 1761: and its Relationship to the Violin and Violin Music - Clarendon Paperbacks (Paperback)

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Paperback 594 Pages / Published: 22/02/1990
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David Boyden's classic book, first published in 1965, was the first to deal comprehensively with the history of violin playing against the vast panorama of the violin's evolution and the music written for it. Its principal theme is the manner in which the violin was actually played in past centuries, dealing with such practical questions as bowing disciplines in their national and historical evolution, the performance of staccato, the use of vibrato, the meaning of numerous and esoteric performing directions, the notation and performance of double stops, the rules of scordatura playing, and the sound of the violin in early times. Remaining an invaluable source of reference for the performance of early music, this book is now available for the first time in paperback.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198161837
Number of pages: 594
Weight: 904 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Way back in 1965 Boyden's 'History' was a good buy at eight guineas and at today's values it is an outstanding bargain' Robert Lewin, Strad
`IThis book is the authoritative work on the history of violin playing up to the middle of the 18th century. ... essential reading for classical violinists and violin teachers ... it is a tribute to the scholarship of David Boyden that, 25 ... it remains a respected and valuable addition to one's library.' ISM Music Journal

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