An edition with commentary of Handel's exercises for continuo playing which he wrote for the daughters of George II.
Written by fourteen leading experts in the field, this Companion covers almost every aspect of the harpsichord - the history of the instrument, tuning systems, the role of the harpsichord in ensemble, its use in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and includes separate chapters devoted to Domenico Scarlatti, J. S. Bach and Handel. Chapters featuring almost every national style are written by authors with close connections to the countries about which they are writing, including England, The Netherlands, Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, as well as the less extensive harpsichord traditions of Russia, the Nordic and Baltic countries, and colonial Spanish and Portuguese America. With musical examples, illustrations, a timeline of the harpsichord, and an appendix of composers, reliable editions and original sources, this book is for all who love the harpsichord, or want to learn more about it.
Die Frage, wie die Inhalte des Faches Musiktheorie auf hohem kreativem Niveau zu vermitteln sind, steht im Mittelpunkt dieses Buches. Die hier herausgegebenen Aufsätze, die für den VI. Internationalen Kongress der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie in Weimar entstanden, vermitteln Erfahrungen und Fachwissen, bieten Lehrenden und Lernenden viele neue Anregungen und stellen didaktische Konzepte vor. Mit Beiträgen über das gregorianische Repertoire bis hin zu György Ligetis Klavierkonzert wird aufgezeigt, über welch große Bandbreite die Fächer Musiktheorie und Hörerziehung heute verfügen können. Zudem wird nicht nur über ästhetische Implikationen der Satzlehre nachgedacht, sondern es werden auch zahlreiche Beispiele für eine zeitgemäße Werk- und Höranalyse vorgestellt. So wird deutlich, wie lebendig und interessant Musiktheorie sein kann und wie in diesem Fach anregend in Tönen gedacht und über Töne nachgedacht und gesprochen werden kann. The question of how to convey the discipline of music theory at a high creative level forms the focus of this study. The essays published here, originally presented at the 6th International Congress of the Society for Music Theory in Weimar, reflect experience and specialist knowledge, offer many new stimuli for teachers and learners, and present didactic concepts. Essays on subjects ranging from the Gregorian repertoire to György Ligeti’s piano concerto. Demonstrate the wide range covered by the disciplines of music theory and aural training today. Consideration is also given to the aesthetic implications of composition theory and many examples for contemporary work analysis and aural analysis are also given. It is clear from these essays how lively and interesting music theory can be and how in this discipline we can inspiringly think in sounds and reflect and talk about sounds.
First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
(Amadeus). This practical guide treats the mechanics and evolution of the instrument and offers a survey of its literature. The author discusses touch and technique, including articulation and fingering, and the issues involved in historical performance practices. She also provides suggestions on selecting and maintaining a harpsichord.

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