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The Musical Dilettante: A Treatise on Composition J. F. Daube by Johann Friedrich Daube

The Musical Dilettante: A Treatise on Composition

J. F. Daube by Johann Friedrich Daube

Published January 10th 2011
ISBN : 9780521365642
Hardcover
302 pages
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This is the first English translation of Johann Friedrich Daubes Musical Dilettante: A Treatise on Composition (Vienna, 1773). Written as a practical, comprehensive guide for aristocratic dilettantes wishing to compose instrumental chamber music forMoreThis is the first English translation of Johann Friedrich Daubes Musical Dilettante: A Treatise on Composition (Vienna, 1773). Written as a practical, comprehensive guide for aristocratic dilettantes wishing to compose instrumental chamber music for their social entertainment, the treatise covers genres from duets to double fugues, and includes the earliest instruction in string quartets and idiomatic orchestration of symphonies. Daubes Musical Dilettante has long been overlooked due to his better-known Thorough-Bass in Three Chords (1756). Nevertheless, Musical Dilettante is the keystone of Daubes theoretical writing, and offers the most comprehensive view of galant composition available in a single volume. The signature of Musical Dilettante is its unique textural emphasis and Daubes examples sparkle with concertante interplay, conversational part-writing, and idiomatic instrumentation. The volume includes an introduction to Daubes life and theoretical works and a bibliography. It will be of interest to students and scholars as well as performers.