18th Century Continuo Playing: A Historical Guide to the Basics

Publisher: Bärenreiter
Format: Book    
Product code: BA8177    


This tutor shows readers how to produce stylistically accurate figured bass realisations, whether written beforehand or improvised in performance. In an unusual approach the various figured bass manuals of the early eighteenth century – by Dandrieu, St. Lambert, Heinichen, Telemann and others – are clearly organised and logically structured and contain practical tips for playing from a figured bass with the editor’s comments and written-out examples. It not only shows how musicians played at the time, but also succinctly summarises how figured bass was taught and studied, thereby creating models for players today.

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