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Playing the cello, 1780-1930

Author: George Kennaway
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK England : Ashgate Publishing Company, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Kennaway
ISBN: 9781409438335 1409438333 1409438341 9781409438342
OCLC Number: 855491783
Description: xxiv, 274 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Basic posture and bow hold --
The left arm and hand, and scale fingerings --
The bow in motion --
Playing with expression : portamento --
Playing with expression : vibrato --
Vibrato and portamento in early cello recordings --
The manly cello? --
Gender in action : performing the cello --
Conclusions and speculations.
Responsibility: by George Kennaway.
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