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The performance of the basso continuo in Italian baroque music

The performance of the basso continuo in Italian baroque music

Author: Tharald Borgir
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : UMI Research Press, [1987] ©1987
Series: Studies in musicology, no. 90.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Covers the Italian Baroque period (1600-1730), dealing with basso continuo realizations, the use of bass line instruments and their terminology, and the functions of the various kinds of lutes. Borgir challenges the notion that the independent basso continuo is one of the hallmarks of the Baroque style."--Publisher's description.

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Borgir, Tharald.
Performance of the basso continuo in Italian baroque music.
Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1987
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tharald Borgir
ISBN: 0835716759 9780835716758 083571912X 9780835719124
OCLC Number: 14519540
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of California at Berkeley, 1971.
Description: vi, 180 pages : music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one. Bass-line doubling in Italian Baroque music --
Part two. The bowed bass instruments --
Part three. The extended lutes --
Part four. The realization of the continuo bass.
Series Title: Studies in musicology, no. 90.
Responsibility: by Tharald Borgir.


Demonstrates how the basso continuo line has an independent musical funxtion in ensemble music of the Italian Baroque period.  Read more...


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. . . a major reconsideration of the sound of 17th-century Italian music . * CHOICE *

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