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Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing - The Romantic Era

Part 2. The Romantic Era

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Part 2. The Romantic Era. This edition: Paperbound. German title: Organ And Organ Playing In The Romantic. Methods. Book. 344 pages. Carus Verlag #CV 60.005/00. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.6000500).

Item Number: CA.6000500

ISBN 9790007107505. Language: English.

Volume 2 presents a detailed interpretation of the organ music of Germany and France between 1800 and 1930. With the Romantic style of composition there arose a change from the technical style of playing, characterized by the differentiated non-legato of the Baroque and Classic eras to a fundamental style of legato playing in the romantic era. In addition, between 1830 and 1845 the first truly "romantic" organs were constructed, through which their builders (primarily Walcker and Cavaille-Coll) opened up a completely new sound perspective to organists and composers alike. Jon Laukvik's Historical Performance Practice in Organ Playing has become a standard work. It is addressed to organists who wish to integrate the latest knowledge of historical performance practice into their playing today. The insights of this three-volume series are the result of practical and scholarly research which present to the performer in a detailed, easily understandable form a precise view of the customs and goals of performance in previous eras. These volumes are directed not only to organists, but also to organ teachers who are looking for a guide for use in their instruction.

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  • September 02, 2012 organ performance

    This book is a highly technical discussion of both the physical and musical performance of organ playing. If you spend your days considering the ergonomics of moving your feet and fingers on the organ keys, this book is for you. The experience of many past performers is documented well, and...

    in great detail. Music examples are plentiful and especailly useful if you're familiar with the technical difficulties of the pieces described. If you're a control freak when it comes to playing - and most good performers are - you will appreciate the minutiae presented here.

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