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The virtuoso flute-player

Author: Johann George Tromlitz; Ardal Powell
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an English translation of Tutor for Playing the Flute (1791) by Johann George Tromlitz. The most explicit of the eighteenth-century tutors for flute-playing, it now serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a useful guide to the performance of German classical music. The Tutor covers all aspects of flute playing, including intonation, articulation, flute maintenance, posture and breathing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Methods (Music)
Methods
Early works to 1800
Methods Early works to 1800
Méthodes Ouvrages avant 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johann George Tromlitz; Ardal Powell
ISBN: 0521390672 9780521390675 0521399777 9780521399777
OCLC Number: 22276374
Language Note: Translation of: Ausführlicher und gründlicher Unterricht die Flöte zu spielen.
Notes: Translation of: Ausführlicher und gründlicher Unterricht die Flöte zu spielen.
Description: xxvi, 338 pages : music ; 26 cm.
Contents: The flute and its character --
Holding the flute, and the embouchure --
Fingering --
The notes and rests, their values and denominations, and the other musical signs --
Time-signatures, and how the notes are divided and counted in them, the beat itself, or counting time according to an appointed tempo --
Tone and pure intonation --
Modern key-signatures --
The articulation proper to this instrument, or the means of governing the wind suitably, as well in slow as in moderately quick movements, also called the single tongue --
The technique for executing fast and very fast passages clearly and roundly, also, though improperly, called the double-tongue --
The ornaments --
The trill --
Fermatas and cadenzas --
The taking of breath in flute-playing --
The discretionary ornaments, or how to vary a simple melody according to the rules of harmony, and to use these variations in a good and suitable way appropriate to the material --
Summary of the whole, together with a few remarks for pupils and masters.
Series Title: Cambridge musical texts and monographs.
Other Titles: Ausführlicher und gründlicher Unterricht die Flöte zu spielen.
Responsibility: by Johann George Tromlitz ; translated and edited by Ardal Powell ; with an introduction by Eileen Hadidian.
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An English translation of this manual, written in 1791. The book serves as a record of instrumental practice as well as a guide to the performance of German classical music. It covers all aspects of  Read more...

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