Titel: The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640-1760
Autor/en: Bruce Haynes
OXFORD UNIV PR
Oktober 2001 - gebunden - 560 Seiten
This is the first in-depth survey of the oboe during its Golden Age, tracing the history of the instrument from its invention through its many mutations as it adapted to the changing demands of composers. The author describes in detail the instruments, players, makers, and composers, as well as how and where it was played, and who listened to it.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF FIGURES; LIST OF TABLES; LIST OF MUSICAL EXAMPLES; MECHANICS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 THE TRANSITION FROM SHAWM TO HAUTBOY IN FRANCE; CHAPTER 2 THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE HAUTBOY; CHAPTER 3 1670-1700: THE SPREAD OF THE 'FRENCH HOBOYE'; CHAPTER 4 PLAYING THE HAUTBOY; CHAPTER 5 1700-1730: THE INTERNATIONAL HAUTBOY; CHAPTER 6 BACH AND THE HAUTBOY; CHAPTER 7 1730-1760: ITALIAN ASCENDANCY AND THE RISE OF THE NARROW-BORE HAUTBOY; AFTERWORD; APPENDICES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Bruce Haynes has been an oboist since 1955, and has devoted himself to the hautboy since the late 60s, primarily as a performer but also as a maker and researcher. He has played and lectured extensively and appears as soloist on many recordings. He is Professeur associé at the Université de Montréal.
Bruce Haynes is to be justly commended for his skill in bringing such a multi-faceted project to fruition ... Given its depth and comprehensiveness, The Eloquent Oboe should serve as the definitive text on the hautboy's history for some decades to come. Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society The Eloquent Oboe is to be commended: it contains more practical information about the early oboe, its music, and its technique than any other single source, and will thus be useful for increasing general knowledge of the instrument and its music and as an encyclopaedic resource. Cecil Adkins, Music and Letters Haynes's study is a major contribution to the history of double-reed instruments. Cecil Adkins, Music and Letters I know of no one with a greater knowledge of the world of the early oboe than Bruce Haynes, and certainly no one who writes about it more eloquently. Cecil Adkins, Music and Letters A comprehensive and thorough history of the instrument in this period ... crammed with information ... no-one should be daunted by the depth of this scholarly presentation. Dr Haynes's text is always readable and enjoyable. This is a book that will be an invaluable work of reference for scholars and for oboists. The Galpin Society Journal ... the layout of the book is admirable, and is divided into clear sections allowing for quick and accurate cross-referencing. The Galpin Society Journal Haynes has an abiding fascination with the lives and work of the performers of the period he writes about ... Haynes makes extensive and revealing use of iconographical evidence throughout the book ... very readable. Early Music Bruce Haynes presents such a phenomenal amount of information not only about the instrument, but also about political and social context, performance practice, technique, makers, players, and the music itself, that the book will have a far wider appeal. It helps that it is written in a very approachable style and is coherently organised, so that someone hunting for specific information will not find it at all difficult. Early Music Today Bruce Haynes has already produced two invaluable reference works: his oboe bibliography and his thesis on pitch. This makes a third. Players will obviously need to read it, but it has much to offer all involved in baroque music. Early Music Review