Batsford Books, 1988, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Various
224 pp., Colour illustrated dustwrapper, 59 photographs including 21 in Colour, 85 line illustrations, including music examples. Includes a bibliography, ch notes, and index. The top corner of the rear board is slightly bumped, and there is a small amount of colour transferred to the underside of the rear panel of the dustwrapper from the boards. Translated from the original German by Alfred Clayton. In this succinct account the author not only details of the growth of the oboe and the bassoon over the centuries from the single shawm of ancient Greece, medieval crumhorns and dulcians the modern Heckel and double bassoons, but also discusses of their orchestral role today, and their increasing solo repertoire, he then reviews oboists and bassoonists of the past 200 years. The author includes modern developments and trends in the making and playing of the instruments, and, being a proficient player of these and other wind instruments, gives useful advice to those learning to play them. Size: 8vo - over 7�" - 9�" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Music; ISBN: 0713456809. ISBN/EAN: 9780713456806. Inventory No: 0203303.