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Keyboard Music Before 1700
Keyboard Music Before 1700 begins with an overview of the development of keyboard music in Europe. Then, individual chapters by noted authorities in the field cover the key composers and repertory before 1700 in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. New to this edition is a chapter on performance practice by the editor, which addresses curre ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published January 8th 2004 by Roultledge
(first published November 24th 2003)
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Collection of essays, mainly on regional styles (England, France, Germany & Netherlands, Italy, Spain) plus some performance practice notes. The English section was most interesting to me, with a lengthy look at the virginalist repertoire from the early Tudor days until the decline in the mid 17th century. The Italian one was also interesting, as I'm largely unfamiliar with that. I picked a few CDs to order based on the Italian chapter. Recommendations of editions of music are found at the e ...more
This unique series of the keyboard music history definitely deserves a great praise for collecting very well-chosen amount of quite sought-after information... I found especially parts on early German and Italian music illuminating. It includes also detailed indexes, bibliographies, information upon instruments and even performing practices overview - for performers and teachers very valuable sources about editions of those rare works.