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The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

The Cambridge Companion to the Cello

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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: June 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 from its origins to the present day. Its carefully structured series of thirteen essays deals with the history and construction of the cello and bow, discusses the careers of the most distinguished cellists through history, surveys the repertory of the instrument in unprecedented detail and reviews teaching methods, technical developments and issues of performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument.

    • 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: June 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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