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The Viol

History of an Instrument

By Annette Otterstedt

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History of an Instrument. Composed by Annette Otterstedt. Hardback. Book. 294 pages. Published by Baerenreiter Verlag (BA.BVK1151).

Item Number: BA.BVK1151

ISBN 9783761811511. 24.5 x 17.7 cm inches. Translation: Hans Reiners.

  • How strange the tone of these old istruments 
  • men must have been half crickets when this music satisfied them! Applied to well-known persons living in the Golden Age of the noble viola da gamba family, such as Queen Elzabeth I, the pirate Sir Francis Drake and the ruffian Essex, the term crickets is  
  • slightly contemptible 
  • would-be cello. Which is what it was, and should be, least of all. So why not get the instrument`s own sory, together with what Elizabethan courtiers and European contemporaries thought about it? This book is a compendium and a practical guide for musicia 
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