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The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello


Part of Cambridge Companions to Music

John Dilworth, Bernard Richardson, Margaret Campbell, Robin Stowell, David Wyn Jones, Peter Allsop, Valerie Walden, R. Caroline Bosanquet, Frances-Marie Uitti
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  • Date Published: July 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629287

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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.

    • It incorporates research about many aspects of the cello, its history, repertory and pedagogy
    • It assesses the ever-expanding repertory of the cello in unprecedented detail
    • It rectifies the inaccuracies of the previously published literature about the cello
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    • Date Published: July 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629287
    • length: 288 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 175 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 30 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on the contributors
    List of abbreviations, fingering and notation
    1. The cello: origins and evolution John Dilworth
    2. The bow: its history and development John Dilworth
    3. Cello acoustics Bernard Richardson
    4. Masters of the Baroque and Classical eras Margaret Campbell
    5. Nineteenth-century virtuosi Margaret Campbell
    6. Masters of the twentieth century Margaret Campbell
    7. The concerto Robin Stowell and David Wyn Jones
    8. The sonata Robin Stowell
    9. Other solo repertory Robin Stowell
    10. Ensemble music: in the chamber and the orchestra Peter Allsop
    11. Technique, style and performing practice to c. 1900 Valerie Walden
    12. The development of cello teaching in the twentieth century R. Caroline Bosanquet
    13. The frontiers of technique Frances-Marie Uitti
    Appendix: principal pedagogical literature
    Glossary of technical terms
    Select bibliography

  • Editor

    Robin Stowell, University of Wales College of Cardiff


    John Dilworth, Bernard Richardson, Margaret Campbell, Robin Stowell, David Wyn Jones, Peter Allsop, Valerie Walden, R. Caroline Bosanquet, Frances-Marie Uitti

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