The Recorder Today
Last updated: 17.12.19
Printed: 1990 Author: Eve O'Kelly
Publisher: Cambridge University Press ISBN: 052136681X
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Paperback - 179 pages (December 1990) On Order; usually ships within 1-2 weeks.
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This book is about one of the most widely-played, and yet least understood of instruments, the recorder. Initially revived at the turn of the century, it now has an impressive modern repertoire, much of it using innovative instrumental techniques. The aim of the present work has been to make available to players, composers, teachers and interested non-specialists the sort of practical information they need in order to approach the modern recorder repertoire with understanding. History, music, technique and the leading figures in the field are discussed and described in an informal and readable style. The scope and content of the catalogue of contemporary compositions contained in the second part of the book will come as a surprise to many. Out of about 800 works currently in print Eve O'Kelly has singled out a selection of some 400, classified by instrumentation.