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The flute

Author: Ardal Powell
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2002.
Series: Yale musical instrument series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book tells the story of the flute in the musical life of Europe and North America from the twelfth century to the present day. It is the first history to illustrate the relationship that has bound the instrument, its music, and performance technique together through eight centuries of shifting musical tastes and practices." "For the first time the role of amateur flutists receives due consideration alongside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ardal Powell
ISBN: 0300093411 9780300093414 0300094981 9780300094985
OCLC Number: 62102068
Description: x, 347 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Shepherds, monks, and soldiers --
The flute at war and at home --
Consort and solo : the seventeenth century --
The early eighteenth century : the 'baroque' flute's golden age --
Quantz and the operatic style --
The Classical flute --
Travelling virtuosi, concert showpieces, and a new mass audience --
Flute mania --
The Boehm flute --
Nineteenth-century eclecticism --
The French Flute School --
The flute in the age of recording --
The flute in the early music revival --
The postmodern age.
Series Title: Yale musical instrument series.
Responsibility: Ardal Powell.
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The story of the flute in the musical life of Europe and North America from the 12th century to the 21st. It seeks to illustrate the relationship that has bound the instrument, its music, and  Read more...

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