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The Violin and Viola: History, Structure, Techniques

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Publisher Comments:

"[The book] should appeal greatly to the string performer, student or teacher, and to the enthusiast of music history." — Choice. "Nelson's book should be read by every player and teacher of violin and viola . . . Her chapter 'Education for Survival' must be singled out for special praise, for it provides a short but comprehensive discussion of the manner in which string teaching ought to proceed but all too seldom does." — Library Journal. Comprehensive view of the violin and viola by a professional violinist, teacher, and author details the historical development and changing structure of the two instruments. Text covers the contributions of Stradivarius and the legendary Cremona school of makers; techniques and improvements advocated by such celebrated teachers as Geminiani, Tartini, and Leopold Mozart; the great schools of players — from Corelli to Paganini; and the demands imposed by the growth of the 19th-century orchestra. Includes music examples and 11 diagrams. 24 halftones.

Book News Annotation:

Professional violinist and teacher Nelson presents an overview of the historical development and changing structure of the violin and the viola. Coverage includes such topics as the contributions of Stradivarius, the rise of the string quartet, and the scientific properties of the vibrating string. The volume (originally published in London in 1972 by Ernest Benn, Limited) features a new introduction by the author. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive view of the violin and viola details the historical development and changing structure of the two instruments through the contributions of Stradivarius and the legendary Cremona school of makers; techniques and improvements by such celebrated teachers and players as Leopold Mozart and Paganini; more. Includes music examples and 11 diagrams, 24 halftones.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486428536
Author:
Nelson, Sheila M.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Strings
Subject:
Violin
Subject:
Viola
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
violin mastery
Subject:
viola mastery
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Music-Strings
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Music
Series Volume:
v. 21, issue 26
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.38 n 0.77 lb

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Comprehensive view of the violin and viola details the historical development and changing structure of the two instruments through the contributions of Stradivarius and the legendary Cremona school of makers; techniques and improvements by such celebrated teachers and players as Leopold Mozart and Paganini; more. Includes music examples and 11 diagrams, 24 halftones.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index.
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