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Published: 15 December 2020

432 Pages | 210 music examples, 24 figures, 7 tables


ISBN: 9780197514085

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The Solfeggio Tradition

A Forgotten Art of Melody in the Long Eighteenth Century

Nicholas Baragwanath

  • Provides the first major study of the fundamentals of eighteenth-century music education
  • Recovers an entirely forgotten art of melody that allowed musicians to develop exceptional skills in improvisation, composition, and score-reading
  • Draws on evidence from hundreds of previously overlooked manuscripts
  • Includes a comprehensive bibliography of primary sources, making it a standard reference resource on the solfeggio