A virtuoso violinist, conductor, composer, and a professor of arithmetic and botany, Francesco Galeazzi (1758-1819) firmly believed that musical schooling may be transparent, demonstrable, and functional. In 1791 and 1796, he released the 2 volumes of his Elementi teorico-practici di musica, a treatise that proven either his thorough grounding within the paintings of prior theorists and his personal method of musical examine. the 1st quantity gave specific directions at the violin and the way to play it; the second one validated his command of different tools and genres and supplied accomplished introductions to song idea, song historical past, and song aesthetics. The treatise additionally addresses the character of compositional method and eighteenth-century matters approximately normal and bought expertise and creativity._x000B__x000B_This quantity bargains an unheard of English translation of the second one quantity of Elementi teorico-practici di musica, with annotations and remark. the interpretation is brought with a examine of Galeazzi's lifestyles and milieu, the genesis and resources for the Elementi, and its reception during the today's.
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