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The Eloquent Oboe 9780198166467

The Eloquent Oboe

A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

ISBN-10: 019816646X
ISBN-13: 9780198166467
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: 'A comprehensive and thorough history of the instrument in this period... crammed with information... no-one should be daunted by the depth of this scholarly presentation. Dr Haynes's text is always readable and enjoyable. This is a book that will be an invaluable work of reference for scholars and for oboists... the layout of the book is admirable, and is divided into clear sections allowing for quick and accurate cross-referencing.' -The Galpin Society Journal'Haynes has an abiding fascination with the lives and work of the performers of the period he writes about... Haynes makes extensive and revealing use of iconographical evidence throughout the book... very readable.' -Early Music'Bruce Haynes presents such a phenomenal amount of information not only about the instrument, but also about political and social context, performance practice, technique, makers, players, and the music itself, that the book will have a far wider appeal. It helps that it is written in a very approachable style and is coherently organised, so that someone hunting for specific information will not find it at all difficult.' -Early Music Today'Bruce Haynes has already produced two invaluable reference works: his oboe bibliography and his thesis on pitch. This makes a third. Players will obviously need to read it, but it has much to offer all involved in baroque music.' -Early Music ReviewThis is the first in-depth survey of the oboe during its Golden Age, tracing the history of the instrument from its invention through its many mutations as it adapted to the changing demands of composers. The author describes in detail the instruments, players, makers, and composers, how and where it was played, and who listened to it.

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PAGES: 560
CATEGORY: Music
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