Modern harpsichord music : a discography
- compiled by Martin Elste.
- Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
- Physical description
- xviii, 319 p. ; 24 cm.
- Discographies, 0192-334X ; no. 58
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- Elste, Martin.
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- How to Use this Discography-- Introduction and Acknowledgements-- Discography-- Index
- 1 - Compositions by Genre-- Compositions for Solo Harpsichord and for Two Harpsichords - Concertos-- Compositions for Chamber Ensemble-- Compositions for Large Ensemble with Harpsichord-- Vocal Music and Opera-- Arrangements for Harpsichord (Except Jazz and Popular Music)-- Jazz and Popular Music-- Compositions with Electronics and/or Magnetic Tape-- Harpsichord Compositions Recorded Using a Piano-- Compositions Performed on an Electronic Harpsichord or a Similar Instrument-- Index
- 2 - Chronology of Compositions-- Index
- 3 - Collections of Modern Harpsichord Music-- Index
- 4 - Labels and Record Numbers-- Index
- 5 - Harpsichordists-- Index
- 6 - Harpsichord Makers.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
A discography and bibliography of music written for the modern harpsichord, this volume features more than 800 mass-marketed recordings of some 600 compositions written after the revival of the harpsichord (ca. 1889). Also included is information pertaining to performances of compositions arranged for harpsichord. Although the modern harpsichord is a much greater part of 20th-century music than one might imagine, it is about to become a relic because of its historical incorrectness. This will leave sound recordings as the prime medium of information for contemporary compositions, most of which cannot be adequately performed on any other instrument. The modern harpsichord consists of two manuals with at least four stops - one 4-foot, two 8-foot, and one 16-foot - operated by pedals. This type of harpsichord (except for the 16-foot stop) has been in existence since 1889. The new design, popular for many years, has fallen on hard times due to its lack of resonance and its historically inaccurate disposition of stops. Because it may well become an instrument of the past, this volume, which documents music composed specifically for the modern harpsichord, is especially valuable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 0313292388 (alk. paper)
- 9780313292385 (alk. paper)
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