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The Resource Frederick the Great and his musicians : the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school, by Michael O'Loghlin

Frederick the Great and his musicians : the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school, by Michael O'Loghlin

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Frederick the Great and his musicians : the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school
Title
Frederick the Great and his musicians
Title remainder
the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school
Statement of responsibility
by Michael O'Loghlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After decades of stagnation during the reign of his father, the 'Barracks King', the performing arts began to flourish in Berlin under Frederick the Great. Even before his coronation in 1740, the crown prince commenced recruitment of a group of musician-composers who were to form the basis of a brilliant court ensemble. Several composers, including C.P.E. Bach and the Graun brothers, wrote music for the viola da gamba, an instrument which was already becoming obsolete elsewhere. They were encouraged in this endeavour by the presence in the orchestra from 1741 of Ludwig Christian Hesse, one of the last gamba virtuosi, who was described in 1766 as 'unquestionably the finest gambist in Europe'. This study shows how the unique situation in Berlin produced the last major corpus of music written for the viola da gamba, and how the more virtuosic works were probably the result of close collaboration between Hesse and the Berlin School composers. The reader is also introduced to the more approachable pieces which were written and arranged for amateur viol players, including the king's nephew and ultimate successor, Frederick William II. O'Loghlin argues that the aesthetic circumstances which prevailed in Berlin brought forth a specific style that is reflected not only in the music for viola da gamba. Characteristics of this Berlin style are identified with reference to a broad selection of original written sources, many of which are hardly accessible to English-speaking readers. There is also a discussion of the rather contradictory reception history of the Berlin School and some of its composers. The book concludes with a complete thematic catalogue of the Berlin gamba music, with a listing of original manuscript sources and modern publications. The book will appeal to professional and amateur viola da gamba players as well as to scholars of eighteenth-century German music."--Provided by publisher
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O'Loghlin, Michael,
Dewey number
787.6/50943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hesse, Ludwig Christian
  • Frederick
  • Instrumental music
  • Viola da gamba music
  • Viola da gamba music
Label
Frederick the Great and his musicians : the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school, by Michael O'Loghlin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • chapter 2 Berlin and the Berlin School
  • chapter 3 The Sources
  • chapter 4 The Forms and Genres Used in the Berlin Gamba Music
  • chapter 5 Alternative Instrumentation for the Viola da Gamba Parts
  • chapter 6 Ludwig Christian Hesse
  • chapter 7 The Composers and their Works 143 164 171 176
  • Johann Gottlieb Graun Christoph Schaffrath Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Control code
ocn680422568
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315093925
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680422568
Label
Frederick the Great and his musicians : the viola da gamba music of the Berlin school, by Michael O'Loghlin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • chapter 2 Berlin and the Berlin School
  • chapter 3 The Sources
  • chapter 4 The Forms and Genres Used in the Berlin Gamba Music
  • chapter 5 Alternative Instrumentation for the Viola da Gamba Parts
  • chapter 6 Ludwig Christian Hesse
  • chapter 7 The Composers and their Works 143 164 171 176
  • Johann Gottlieb Graun Christoph Schaffrath Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Johann Gottlieb Janitsch
Control code
ocn680422568
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315093925
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, music
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)680422568

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