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The Art of the Violin
by Pierre Baillot
translated by Louise Goldberg
foreword by Zvi Zeitlin
Northwestern University Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-8101-0753-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-3301-3 | Paper: 978-0-8101-0754-0
Library of Congress Classification MT262.B15313 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 787.2143

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Never before available in English, this classic work is a major contribution to the art and technique of violin playing and an important document in the history of performance practice. A contemporary of Kreutzer and Rode, Pierre Marie Francois de Sales Baillot provides in his treatise many insights into the style of nineteenth-century fingering, bowing, ornamentation, and expressiveness that are not apparent from the directions and markings found in scores of that time. Such information will be invaluable for performers interested in understanding the intentions of composers such as Viotti, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Mendelssohn.

 

This complete, unabridged translation, which includes an extensive introduction by the translator, Louise Goldberg, and a foreword by Zvi Zeitlin, will be indispensable for musicologists, performers, and lovers of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century classical music.

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