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The Cambridge companion to the cello
Stowell, Robin.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
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xiv, 269 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm.
The cello : origins and evolution / John Dilworth -- The bow : its history and development / John Dilworth -- Cello acoustics / Bernard Richardson -- Masters of the Baroque and Classical eras / Margaret Campbell -- Nineteenth century virtuosi / Margaret Campbell -- Masters of the twentieth century / Margaret Campbell -- The concerto / Robin Stowell and David Wyn Jones -- The sonata / Robin Stowell -- Other solo repertory / Robin Stowell -- Ensemble music : in the chamber and the orchestra / Peter Allsop -- Technique, style and performing practice to c. 1900 / Valerie Walden -- The development of cello teaching in the twentieth century / R. Caroline Bosanquet -- The frontiers of technique / Frances-Marie Uitti.
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This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory since the origins of the instrument. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists since the baroque era; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers.

Table of Contents

John DilworthJohn DilworthBernard RichardsonMargaret CampbellMargaret CampbellMargaret CampbellRobin Stowell and David Wyn JonesRobin StowellRobin StowellPeter AllsopValerie WaldenR. Caroline BosanquetFrances-Marie Uitti
List of illustrationsp. viii
Notes on the contributorsp. x
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xv
List of abbreviations, fingering and notationp. xvi
1 The cello: origins and evolutionp. 1
2 The bow: its history and developmentp. 28
3 Cello acousticsp. 37
4 Masters of the Baroque and Classical erasp. 52
5 Nineteenth-century virtuosip. 61
6 Masters of the twentieth centuryp. 73
7 The concertop. 92
8 The sonatap. 116
9 Other solo repertoryp. 137
10 Ensemble music: in the chamber and the orchestrap. 160
11 Technique, style and performing practice to c. 1900p. 178
12 The development of cello teaching in the twentieth centuryp. 195
13 The frontiers of techniquep. 211
Appendix Principal pedagogical literaturep. 224
Glossary of technical termsp. 229
Notesp. 236
Select bibliographyp. 246
Indexp. 253