Italian Guitar Music of the Seventeenth Century

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Authors Lex Eisenhardt
Year 2015
Pages 268
Publisher University of Rochester Press
Language en
ISBN 9781580465335
File Size 6.73 MB
File Format PDF
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In the seventeenth century, like today, the guitar was often used for chord strumming (""battuto"" in Italian) in songs and popular dance genres, such as the ciaccona or sarabanda. In the golden age of the baroque guitar, Italy gave rise to a unique solo repertoire, in which chord strumming and lute-like plucked (""pizzicato"") styles were mixed. Italian Guitar Music of the Seventeenth Century: Battuto and Pizzicato explores this little-known repertoire, providing a historical background and examining particular performance issues. The book is accompanied by audio examples on a companion website. QR Code Online