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Early keyboard instruments [electronic resource] : a practical guide / David Rowland.

By: Rowland, David (David E.), 1957-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xi, 154 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780511481826 (electronic bk.); 0511481829 (electronic bk.); 0511016336 (electronic bk.); 9780511016332 (electronic bk.); 052164366X; 9780521643665; 0521643856 (pb); 9780521643856 (pb); 0511158211; 9780511158216; 0511051956; 9780511051951.Subject(s): Keyboard instruments | Keyboard instrument music -- History and criticism | Performance practice (Music) | Instruments �a clavier | Instrument �a clavier, Musique d' -- Histoire et critique | Pratique de l'ex�ecution (Musique) | MUSIC -- Musical Instruments -- Piano & KeyboardGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Early keyboard instruments.DDC classification: 786/.19 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Stylistic awareness and keyboard music -- Repertory, performance and notation. Choice and sources of repertory. Repertories, performance traditions and keyboard tutors. Editions and facsimiles. Aspects of notation -- The instruments. Harpsichords. Virginals and spinets. Clavichords. Pianos. Temperaments. Purchase, care and tuning of reproduction instruments -- Use of instruments and technique. Which instrument? . Harpsichord registration. Piano pedalling. Hand position and finger technique. Fingering and keyboard touch. Some clavichord techniques -- Non-notated and notated issues. Improvisation and preluding . Cadenzas, fermatas and lead-ins. Embellishment. Tempo fluctuation and tempo rubato. Slurs, dots and wedges. Spread chords -- Case studies. Louis Couperin's suites. J.S. Bach: French Overture. Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20 . Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, K.467. Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3. Chopin: Nocturne in E�, Op. 9, No. 2 -- Continuo realisation. Instrumentation. Texture and style. Recitative accompaniment.
Summary: Discusses a variety of issues involved in the performance of keyboard music from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Forms a useful introduction to historical performance issues for student performers or amateurs, whether playing on period instruments or on the modern piano.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-147) and index.

Stylistic awareness and keyboard music -- Repertory, performance and notation. Choice and sources of repertory. Repertories, performance traditions and keyboard tutors. Editions and facsimiles. Aspects of notation -- The instruments. Harpsichords. Virginals and spinets. Clavichords. Pianos. Temperaments. Purchase, care and tuning of reproduction instruments -- Use of instruments and technique. Which instrument? . Harpsichord registration. Piano pedalling. Hand position and finger technique. Fingering and keyboard touch. Some clavichord techniques -- Non-notated and notated issues. Improvisation and preluding . Cadenzas, fermatas and lead-ins. Embellishment. Tempo fluctuation and tempo rubato. Slurs, dots and wedges. Spread chords -- Case studies. Louis Couperin's suites. J.S. Bach: French Overture. Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20 . Mozart: Piano Concerto in C Major, K.467. Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op. 10, No. 3. Chopin: Nocturne in E�, Op. 9, No. 2 -- Continuo realisation. Instrumentation. Texture and style. Recitative accompaniment.

Discusses a variety of issues involved in the performance of keyboard music from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. Forms a useful introduction to historical performance issues for student performers or amateurs, whether playing on period instruments or on the modern piano.

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