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The classical mandolin

Author: Paul Sparks
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hidden" instrument in the classical music world, the mandolin's repertoire of original music remains largely unknown. This book examines the lives and works of the mandolin's great composers and, together with Sparks's earlier The Early Mandolin (OUP 1989), provides the first comprehensive survey of the instrument's history. The book also explores aspects of technique and looks at present-day orchestras and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Sparks
ISBN: 0195173376 9780195173376
OCLC Number: 57750599
Description: 200 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. 1815-1878 --
1.1 The Decline of the Mandoline and Mandolino as Concert Instruments --
1.2 Italy and the Creation of the Modern Mandolin --
2. 1878-1892 --
2.1 The Paris Exhibition of 1878 --
2.2 Spanish Influences --
2.3 Circoli mandolinisti in Italy --
2.4 The Mandolin Rediscovered --
3. 1892-1918 --
3.1 The Genoa Concourse and the Virtuoso Era in Italy --
3.2 The Heyday of the Mandolin in Europe --
3.3 The USA and Elsewhere --
4. 1918-1945 --
4.1 Germany, Austria, and the Emergence of a New Style --
4.2 Elsewhere in Continental Europe --
4.3 Japan --
4.4 The USA, Britain, and Elsewhere --
5. 1945 to the Present Day --
5.1 Europe --
5.2 Japan --
5.3 The USA and Elsewhere --
6. Practical Information for Players and Composers --
6.1 Instruments, Strings, and Plectrums --
6.2 Positions and Techniques --
6.3 The Mandolin Quartet and the Mandolin Orchestra --
6.4 Useful Addresses. --
Appendix: The Mandolin and Related Instruments: Brief Definitions.
Responsibility: Paul Sparks.

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A 'hidden' instrument in the classical music world, the mandolin's repertoire of original music remains largely unknown. This book examines the lives and works of the mandolin's greatest composers,  Read more...

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