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Stowell, Robin

Overview
Works: 48 works in 286 publications in 5 languages and 10,813 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: ML800, 787.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Stowell
The Cambridge companion to the violin by Robin Stowell( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and German and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Companion to the Violin offers students, performers, and scholars a fascinating and composite survey of the history and repertory of the instrument from its origins to the present day. The volume comprises fifteen essays, written by a team of specialists, and is intended to develop the violin's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle. The principal subjects discussed include the instrument's structure and development; its fundamental acoustical properties; principal exponents; technique and teaching principles; solo and ensemble repertory; pedagogical literature; traditions in folk music and jazz; and aspects of historical performing practice. The text is supported by numerous illustrations and diagrams as well as music examples, a useful appendix, glossary of technical terms, and an extensive bibliography [Publisher description]
The Cambridge companion to the string quartet( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of the string quartet by ten chamber music specialists focuses on four main areas: social and musical background to the genre's development; celebrated ensembles and their significance; and string quartet playing. It reviews aspects of contemporary and historical practice, including "mixed ensembles." Informative appendixes and a full chronology of the mainstream repertory complete this compact guide
The Cambridge companion to the cello by Robin Stowell( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) This is a compact, composite and authoritative survey of the history and development of the cello and its repertory from the origins of the instrument to the present day. The volume comprises thirteen essays, written by a team of nine distinguished scholars and performers, and is intended to develop the cello's historical perspective in breadth and from every relevant angle, offering as comprehensive a coverage as possible. It focuses in particular on four principal areas: the instrument's structure, development and fundamental acoustical principles; the careers of the most distinguished cellists from the baroque era to the present; the cello repertory (including chapters devoted to the concerto, the sonata, other solo repertory, and ensemble music); and its technique, teaching methods and relevant aspects of historical and current performance practice. It is the most comprehensive book ever to be published about the instrument and provides essential information for performers, students and teachers
Performing Beethoven( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ten essays in this volume explore different aspects of the performance of instrumental works by Beethoven. Each essay discusses performance issues from Beethovens time to the present, whether the objective be to realise a performance in an historically appropriate manner, to elucidate the interpretation of Beethovens music by conductors and performers, to clarify transcriptions by editors or to reconstruct the experience of the listener in various different periods. Four contributions focus on the piano music while another group concentrates on Beethoven's music for strings. These chapters are complemented by an examination of Beethoven's exploitation of the developing wind choir, an evaluation of early twentieth-century recordings as pointers to early nineteenth-century performance practice and an historical survey of rescorings in Beethoven's symphonies. - Publisher
The historical performance of music : an introduction by Colin Lawson( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers a concise overview of historical performance, taking into account the many significant developments that have taken place in the discipline, particularly in the 1990s. It addresses practical matters rather than philosophical issues
Violin technique and performance practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by Robin Stowell( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late- 18th and early-19th centuries. It provides an historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during this period
Beethoven, Violin concerto by Robin Stowell( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's Violin Concerto was the only significant work of this genre to appear between Mozart's five concertos of 1775 and Mendelssohn's E minor Concerto of 1844. This handbook explores the background to Beethoven's work, its genesis, its place in the composer's oeuvre and the influences which combined in its creation. It describes contemporary reactions to the work both in the musical press and in the concert hall during its first crucial years, and explains how it was eventually accepted into the repertory, spawning numerous recordings and editions. The principal sources and many of the work's textual problems are considered, including discussion of the composer's version for piano and orchestra, Op. 61a. A detailed account of the work itself is followed by a review of the wide variety of cadenzas that have been written to complement the concerto through its performance history
The early violin and viola : a practical guide by Robin Stowell( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook provides an historical account of the development of the violin, viola and their close relatives, as well as a practical guide to playing techniques and principles of interpretation. Its six detailed case studies will assist readers in forging well-grounded, period interpretations of major works from the repertory
The Cambridge history of musical performance by Colin Lawson( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorization, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, the History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today [Publisher description]
The Roman vespers of 1707 by George Frideric Handel( )

5 editions published in 1985 in Latin and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violin book by Robin Stowell( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of bowing on the violin : calculated for the practice & improvement of juvenile performers by Joseph Gehot( )

4 editions published in 1988 and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gehot's The art of bowing on the violin calculated for the practice and improvement of juvenile performers (Lon, C. Gouldin, c. 1790) essentially comprises a sixteen bar aria (in symmetrical binary form) and thirty variations, each devoted to a specific technical problem"
Six duets for violin & violoncello, op. 3 by Giovanni Francesco Giuliani( )

6 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six duettos : two for two violins, two for a violin and tenor, and two for a violin and violoncello, most humbly dedicated to the right honorable the Earl of Kelly, opera VIII by F.-H Barthélemon( )

8 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiao ti qin zhi nan( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early violin and viola : a practical introduction by Robin Stowell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cardiff Festival of Music - twenty years by Cardiff Festival of 20th Century Music( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical performance : an introduction by Colin Lawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The [violin] concerto by Robin Stowell( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quartet no. 14 in D minor : 'Death and the maiden'( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to the violin
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The Cambridge companion to the string quartetThe Cambridge companion to the celloPerforming BeethovenThe historical performance of music : an introductionViolin technique and performance practice in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuriesBeethoven, Violin concertoThe early violin and viola : a practical guideThe violin book