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Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France (Publications of the Early Music Institute)

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Publisher Comments:

Robert A. Green discusses the techniques of playing the hurdy-gurdy and the interpretation of its music, based on existing method books and on his own experience as a performer. He provides a complete list of the extant music composed for the hurdy-gurdy in eighteenth-century France.

Synopsis:

"This book will be of value to anyone researching or intending to play the instrument and its delightful music." --Notes

The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, was played at the court at Versailles and is still prominent as a folk instrument today.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-109).

About the Author

ROBERT A. GREEN is Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University and author of many articles on eighteenth-century French music and performance practice. He plays the hurdy-gurdy in solo recitals and with various ensembles, and is featured on a recording of chamber music of the period.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253209429
Author:
Green, Robert A.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
France
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Strings
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
18th century
Subject:
Music -- France -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Hurdy-gurdy.
Subject:
Music -- France -- 18th century.
Subject:
Music-Strings
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; Europe; Music; Musicology
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Publications of the Early Music Institute
Series Volume:
1267
Publication Date:
19950822
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 bandw photos
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.99 x 6.09 x 0.39 in

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"Synopsis" by , "This book will be of value to anyone researching or intending to play the instrument and its delightful music." --Notes

The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, was played at the court at Versailles and is still prominent as a folk instrument today.

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