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The bassoon

Author: James B Kopp
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: Yale musical instrument series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This welcome volume encompasses the entire history of the bassoon, from its origins five centuries ago to its place in twenty-first-century music. James Kopp draws on new archival research and many years' experience playing the instrument to provide an up-to-date and lively portrait of today's bassoon and its intriguing predecessors. He discusses the bassoon's makers, its players, its repertory, its myths, and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kopp
ISBN: 9780300118292 0300118295
OCLC Number: 759174229
Description: xvii, 297 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Early names; precursors; the bassoon idea; the founding myth --The dulcian family --
The bassoon idea: early relatives --
The baroque bassoon --
The classical bassoon, c.1760-1830 --
The scientific bassoon, c.1830-1900 --
A tale of two systems, 1900-1990 --
The bassoonist's world since 1990 --
The contrabassoon --
The bassoon idea: relatives after mechanization --
Smaller sizes of bassoon.
Series Title: Yale musical instrument series.
Responsibility: James B. Kopp.


An authoritative account of the 500-year history of the bassoon, with new research findings and dozens of rare illustrations  Read more...
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