The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

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The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

By Robin Stowell

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This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.

Subject: Humanities -> Music -> General

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 6/28/99
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139815776
ISBN 13: 9781139815772
Print ISBN: 9780521629287

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