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The Resource The Bassoon

The Bassoon

Label
The Bassoon
Title
The Bassoon
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 audiences, all in unprecedented detail. The bassoon was invented in Italy in response to the need for a bass-register double-reed woodwind suitable for processionals and marching. Composers were quick to exploit its agility and unique timbre. Later, during the reign of Louis XIV, the instrument underwent a major redesign, giving voice to its tenor register. In the early 1800s new scientific precepts propelled a wave of invention and design modifications. In the twentieth century, the multiplicity of competing bassoon designs narrowed to a German (or Heckel) type and a French type, the latter now nearly extinct. The author examines the acoustical consequences of these various redesigns. He also offers new coverage of the bassoon's social history, including its roles in the military and church and its global use during the European Colonial period. Separate historical chapters devoted to contrabassoons and smaller bassoons complete the volume [Publisher description]
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Yale musical instrument series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bassoon
  • MUSIC
  • Bassoon
Label
The Bassoon
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn817797348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282241824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613812940
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 381294
  • 22573/ctt112j52
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817797348
Label
The Bassoon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn817797348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (317 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282241824
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786613812940
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 381294
  • 22573/ctt112j52
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817797348

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