The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France, Second Edition, Paperback / softback Book

The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France, Second Edition Paperback / softback

Part of the Publications of the Early Music Institute series

Description

The hurdy-gurdy, or vielle, has been part of European musical life since the eleventh century.

In eighteenth-century France, improvements in its sound and appearance led to its use in chamber ensembles.

This new and expanded edition of The Hurdy-Gurdy in Eighteenth-Century France offers the definitive introduction to the classic stringed instrument.

Robert A. Green discusses the techniques of playing the hurdy-gurdy and the interpretation of its music, based on existing methods and on his own experience as a performer.

The list of extant music includes new pieces discovered within the last decade and provides new historical context for the instrument and its role in eighteenth-century French culture.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 146 pages, 9 b&w illus.
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
  • ISBN: 9780253024954

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