MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS by Karl Geiringer

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

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Subtitled Their History from the Stone Age to the Present, this is a chronological survey or musical instruments of all types -- the history of drums, flutes, wind, strings and percussion instruments, pointing out the great days of certain types, the virtuosi, the technical innovations, where and when and by whom they were made. The reader can trace the story of each instrument from origin to present day appearance and performance. And there is data on recent innovation of electronics in the musical field. Perhaps more for the expert than the layman, this is a worthwhile ""cultural ladder"" for music classes and reference...

Publisher: Oxford