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Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France (Publications of the Early Music Institute)by Robert A. Green
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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.
"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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.
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