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The Keyboard in Baroque Europe

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  • 9 b/w illus. 44 music examples
  • Page extent: 264 pages
  • Size: 246 x 189 mm
  • Weight: 0.48 kg

Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521102612)

Twelve of today's most distinguished scholar-performers offer essays in this volume on new and intriguing aspects of baroque keyboard music. Topics include fresh evidence on music of the seventeenth century (Frescobaldi, Froberger and Purcell), the place of the keyboard in concerted music and on comparative teaching methods (Couperin, Marpurg and Roeser), studies of the repertoire of J. S. Bach and his sons (including ornamentation in C. P. E. Bach and the Polonaises of Wilhelm Friedemann), and writing on the later eighteenth century (including Mozart) and on matters of repertoire and performance practice (continuo playing, improvisation). The volume gives a balanced picture of the latest theories and discoveries in keyboard music, of interest to both academic and performing musicians, and includes a new arrangement for keyboard of Bach's D minor Violin Partita, published here for the first time.

• Devised as a tribute to the great keyboard player Gustav Leonhardt • Covers a wide range of topics from Purcell to Mozart • Essays written by internationally famous performer-scholars

Contents

Part I. Seventeenth-Century Keyboard Music: 1. On Frescobaldi's recreation of the Chaconne and the Passacaglia Alexander Silbiger; 2. Hanß Jacob Froberger's travels 1649–1653 Rudolf Rasch; 3. New perspectives on Lynar A 1 Pieter Dirksen; 4. Creating the corpus: the 'Complete Keyboard Music' of Henry Purcell Christopher Hogwood; Part II. The Early Eighteenth Century: 5. Towards a genealogy of the keyboard concerto John Butt; 6. Couperin, Marpurg and Roeser: A Germanic Art de Toucher le Clavecin, or a French Wahre Art? Davitt Moroney; Part III. The Bach Family: 7. Invention, composition and the improvement of nature: apropos Bach the teacher and practical philosopher Christoph Wolff; 8. Is there an anxiety of influence discernible in J. S. Bach's Clavierübung I? Peter Williams; 9. 'Toward the most elegant taste': developments in keyboard accompaniment from J. S. to C. P. E. Bach David Schulenberg; 10 '… welche dem größten Concerte gleichen': the polonaises of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Peter Wollny; Part IV. The Later Eighteenth Century: 11. Schnellen: a quintessential articulation technique in eighteenth-century keyboard playing Menno van Delft; 12. Mozart's non-metrical keyboard preludes Robert D. Levin; Part V. Musical envoi: 13. J. S. Bach: Keyboard Partita in A Minor after BWV 1004 Lars Ulrik Mortensen.

Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'The very experienced writers know how to relate particular issues to broader contexts, so there is much for the enthusiast, and several of the articles will henceforth be standards on my reading lists.' The British Clavichord Society

Review of the hardback: 'May this collection encourage by example and stimulate further generations of Leonhardt's under-gardeners to labour for their art.' The Consort

Contributors

Alexander Silbiger, Rudolf Rasch, Pieter Dirksen, Christopher Hogwood, John Butt, Davitt Moroney, Christoph Wolff, Peter Williams, David Schulenberg, Peter Wollny, Menno van Delft, Robert D. Levin, Lars Ulrik Mortensen

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