18th Century Continuo Playing. A historical guide to the basics
- ISBN: 979-0-006-50549-4
- Editorial: Bärenreiter
- Año de la edición: 2003
- Traductor: J. Bradford Robinson
- Encuadernación: Cartoné
- Formato: 27,5x21,5
- Páginas: 156
- Idiomas: Inglés
- Tipo: LIBRO
- código del editor: BA8177
Disponibilidad sujeta a la información del editor
Edition by Stefan Altner & Siegbert Rampe.
In recent years, efforts to achieve interpretations that do justice to the criteria of 'historical performance practice' have become de rigeur in the world of early music. Not only has this affected the ionstruments and performance techniques used by soloists, it also impinges on the 'musical foundation': the accompaniment.
In his figured bass tutor Jesper Boje Christensen, a teacher at the Schola Cantorum in Basle, shows readers how to produce stylistically accurate figured bass realizations, wether written beforehand or improvised in performance. He hastaken an unusual approach: the various figured bass manuals of the early eighteenth century, by Dandrieu, St. Lambert, Heinichen, Telemann and others, are clearly
organized and logically structured and contain practical tips for playing from a figured bass. Christensen has put these sources together and added comments and written-out examples of his own.
In this way his tutor not only shows how musicians played at the time, but takes a further step of crucial importance: it succinctly summarizes the way figured bass was taught and studied, thereby creating models for players today.
I. French Figured Bass from Roughly 1690 to 1720
II. German Figured Bass from Roughly 1710 to 1735
III. Other essential aspects of figured bass playing
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