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The Early Flute: A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) Paperback – April 21, 2003

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521890802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521890809
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,236,187 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Brown provides an excellent reference manual for flutists who wish to perform the historical flute repertory with taste and with attention to the national stylistic differences in musical cultures as diverse as those of France, Italy, and Germany. Performers on modern instruments will find much of use here.... Highly recommended." Choice

Book Description

This handbook for flautists addresses all who wish to consider the issues raised when performing music of the past, and experiment with them on old or new instruments. Its aim is to provide an authoritative and practical guide with evidence drawn from a variety of primary sources both directly and indirectly associated with the flute. The author give sound advice on instruments and their care, historical techniques, stylistic issues and historically informed interpretation, with examples drawn from a wide range of case studies, including Bach, Handel, Mozart and Brahms.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Howe on December 18, 2006
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A well researched, well written book that delivers what it promises. Useful to all those interested in the early flute: players, scholars, conductors. Recommended as a bargain at the price.
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