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Music & Language-BOOK

Composer: Engelke, Ulrike

Publisher: Edition Walhall (Germany)

Edition: AG01


Interpretation of Early Music According to Traditional Rules
by Ulrike Engelke
Revised and enlarged new edition. "Music and Language" combines with many practical examples the most important historical knowledge for the interpretation of early music. It offers to all instrumentalists and singers a well-founded guidance on interpretation.
Chapters Include:
1. Introduction
2. Mensural Notation
3. Signs/Proportions (Praetorius)
4. Ornamentation/Diminution
5. Articulation
6. Vibrato in the 16th and 17th Centuries
7. Declamation
8. Melody as Music Speech (Mattheson)
9. Tempi (Frescobaldi)
The chapter "Melody as Musical Speech (Mattheson)" and "Tempo Relations of Canzonas by Frescobaldi, Castello and Fontana" round off the essay with a historical review and practical examples. For the most authentic reproduction of early music, this book is indispensable.
214 pages, bilingual; German and English