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The early history of the viol

by Ian Woodfield

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [Cambridgeshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Viol -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIan Woodfield.
    SeriesCambridge musical texts and monographs
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML760.V55 W66 1984
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 266 p. :
    Number of Pages266
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3176448M
    ISBN 100521242924
    LC Control Number83018876

    History of the Violin “The violin, so deceptively simple, can both portray and inspire every emotion imaginable, imitating the braying of a donkey or delivering a tune of heart-rendering beauty.” -Toby Faber from Stradivari s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection. - The Early History of the Viol Ian Woodfield Frontmatter More information. Title: THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE VIOL Author: IAN WOODFIELD Created Date.

    Fun Facts about the History of the Violin. Antonio Stradivari started out as an apprentice to Andrea Amati's grandson, Nicolo Amati. In the 20th century the first electric violin was invented. Even though people try to recreate exactly what Stradivari did to craft a violin, no one has been able to match the older violins in tone and quality. The viola is generally considered to have reached something close to its modern form in the s and early s, but experimentation continues to this day. For example, in the s luthier Arthur Richardson and player Lionel Tertis set out to consolidate all the best parts of their favorite viola designs into an instrument that was ideal in.

    Researches Into the Early History of the Violin Family by Carl Engel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at "The history of the viola" By Maurice W. Riley () A really complete book, everything about the viola is in it: history, the early Italian makers, the viola during the baroque era, in France and England, in Germany and Austria in the classical era, viola bows, viola teaching methods, literature for viola, musical examples, photos of violas, important 19 th century violist, including .


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The Early History of the Viol. This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe.4/5. This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western by: The History of the Viola Paperback – September 1, by Maurice W.

Riley (Author) See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: Maurice W. Riley. This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe.

Ian Woodfield examines the two most important ancestors of the instrument, the Moorish rahab and the vihuela de mano.4/5(5).

This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe.

Ian Woodfield examines the two most important ancestors of the instrument, the Moorish rahab and the vihuela de mano. The history of the viola is closely linked to the development of the other instruments in the violin family, which were first made in northern Italy between and It may be assumed that the alto, tenor and bass versions emerged soon after the soprano instrument.

The history of the violin can be traced back more or less to the 9 th century. One plausible ancestor for the violin is the rabãb, an ancient Persian fiddle which was common in Islamic empires. The rabãb had two strings made of silk which were attached to. Though the violin was introduced to the world in the middle of the sixteenth century, there was a similar looking instrument made in about the fourteenth century called the viol thrived in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the violin and the viol actually coexisted in the Baroque period.

Buy the Paperback Book The Early History of the Viol by Ian Woodfield atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe.

Ian Woodfield has 18 books on Goodreads with 52 ratings. Ian Woodfield’s most popular book is The Early History of the Viol. The Early History of the Viol IAN WOODFIELD THE FIRST important centre of viol making and viol playing in the late fifteenth century was the Mediterranean city of Valencia, capital of the southernmost province of the Kingdom of Aragon.

From Valencia the viol quickly spread to nearby parts of the Aragonese kingdom such as the. Early writings about violin playing tend to be descriptive such as de Fer's description of the violin. This dearth of pedagogical information can be attributed to the apprenticeship system of musical instruction that prevailed during this era among professional musicians.

The violin was early recognized for its singing tone, especially in Italy, its birthplace, where the earliest makers—Gasparo da Salò, Andrea Amati, and Giovanni Paolo Maggini—had settled its average proportions before the end of the 16th its history the violin has been subject to modifications that have progressively adapted it to its evolving musical functions.

The early 20th century featured masterful works composed by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Bela Bartok, and Igor Stravinsky for the violin. Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2 is rich, vibrant, technically mind-warping, and another of the world's best examples of music for the : Espie Estrella.

The book begins with an examination of the violin's construction and history. Part One offers fascinating detail on woods, glues, varnishes, shapes and dimensions, and bows and strings; Part Two traces the evolution of the instrument's form, from the violin's pre-history through the five centuries, roughly, that have elapsed since it took its 5/5(1).

Most historians agree that today’s violin emerged in the early 16th century in northern Italy, an area which would maintain the violin-making tradition over the coming centuries. This book traces the development of the viol from its late medieval Spanish origins to the sixteenth century, when it became the most widely played bowed instrument in western Europe.

Ian Woodfield examines the two most important ancestors of the instrument, the Moorish rahab and the vihuela de mano.4/5(5). The history of the viola and the history of the violin and the so-called “violin family”, have been closely related. In the history of classical music the viola, although neglected in many aspects, has played quite an important role, recognised by several composers and authors of treatises.

The history of the viola is closely related to the development of the other instruments in the “violin” family. Indeed, the violin, viola, cello, and double bass all have their origins from the European “viol,” which consisted of two varieties, the “viola da braccio” (arm viol) and the “viola da gamba” (leg viol), named for the way the instrument was played.

The Early Violin and Viola:A Practical Guide This practical guide is intended for all violinists and viola players who wish to give – or merely to understand and appreciate – historically aware performances of early music for their instruments.

It comprises discus-sion of the literature, history and repertory of the violin and viola, the. Relatively little is known about the violin beforethough the true violin was popular at village fêtes, taverns, in homes, and at aristocratic court functions such as the French ballet, English masque, and Italian Size: KB.

The Early Violin and Viola: A Practical Guide. This practical guide is intended for all violinists and viola players who wish to give - or to understand and appreciate - historically aware performances of early music for their instruments.The Early History of the Viol Cambridge Musical Texts and Monographs: : Woodfield, Ian: Books5/5(4).