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The Early Horn: A Practical Guide (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music) Paperback – July 6, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0521635592 ISBN-10: 0521635594

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  • Series: Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music
  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (July 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521635594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521635592
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 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: #2,591,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This introduction to the early horn provides a historical account of the instrument's development during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as well as a practical guide to playing techniques and principles of interpretation. The book aims to help performers to play in an historically appropriate style and provides a series of case studies including major works from the horn repertoire by Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. It includes chapters on the historical background of the instrument, its design and development, and choice of instrument today.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This would be a very useful book for horn players involved in early music groups, or for anyone interested in interpreting scores more faithfully to their period. It also offers playing tips that would be good for any developing player, as well as some tips on choosing an instrument appropriate to contemporary and historical genres. There are also sections on the history and development of the horn that would be of interest to general readers.
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