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The Cambridge Companion to the Violin

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John Dilworth, Bernard Richardson, Simon McVeigh, Robin Stowell, Eric Wen, Adrian Eales, Paul Zukofsky, Peter Allsop, Peter Cooke, Max Harrison
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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521390330

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  • The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of ten specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth from every relevant angle. The main subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental accoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching methods; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams as well as music examples, a useful appendix, glossary of technical terms and an extensive bibliography.

    • Offers students, performers and scholars a thorough survey of the instrument and its origins
    • Includes information on the instrument's structure; history; teaching principles; acoustics; folk and jazz performance; solo and ensemble repertory; historical performance
    • Can be used by students as a textbook
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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521390330
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • contains: 45 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The violin and bow - origins and development John Dilworth
    2. The physics of the violin Bernard Richardson
    3. The violinists of the baroque and classical periods Simon McVeigh
    4. The nineteenth century bravura tradition Robin Stowell
    5. The twentieth century Eric Wen
    6. The fundamentals of violin playing and teaching Adrian Eales
    7. Technique and performing practice Robin Stowell
    8. Aspects of contemporary technique (with comments about Cage, Feldman, Scelsi and Babbitt) Paul Zukofsky
    9. The concerto Robin Stowell
    10. The sonata Robin Stowell
    11. Other solo repertory
    12. The violin as ensemble instrument Peter Allsop
    13. The pedagogical literature Robin Stowell
    14. The violin - instrument of four continents Peter Cooke
    15. The violin in jazz Max Harrison
    Appendix: Principal violin treatises.

  • Editor

    Robin Stowell, University of Wales College of Cardiff


    John Dilworth, Bernard Richardson, Simon McVeigh, Robin Stowell, Eric Wen, Adrian Eales, Paul Zukofsky, Peter Allsop, Peter Cooke, Max Harrison

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