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The Early Flute-A Practical Guideby Rachel Brown
This practical guide for flautists provides a survey of the instrument--its development, its technique, its repertoire and its literature--between 1700 and 1900. Each issue is set in a musical context, and technical and stylistic matters such as fingering, tone production, articulation, ornamentation, vibrato, expression and delivery are examined in depth, applying evidence from historical sources to the standard flute repertoire. A series of case studies offers detailed interpretations of music by Hotteterre, Handel, Bach, Gluck, Mozart, and Boehm. Copious music examples, illustrations, fingering charts and bibliographies make this a standard reference book for both 'period' and modern flautists.