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Learn within the box of keyboard stories, specially while in detail hooked up with problems with functionality, is usually involved in the quick operating environments and practices of musicians of the earlier. a big pedagogical instrument, the keyboard has served because the ’workbench’ of numerous musicians over the centuries. within the procedure it has formed the ways that many ancient musicians accomplished their aspirations and went approximately assembly artistic demanding situations. In contemporary a long time curiosity has became in the direction of a contextualized realizing of inventive tactics in tune, and keyboard stories seems to be good put to give a contribution to the exploration of this wider crisis. the 19 essays amassed right here surround the variety of study within the box, bringing jointly contributions from performers, organologists and tune historians. Questions proper to problems with inventive perform in quite a few ancient contexts, and of interpretative matters confronted this day, shape a guiding thread. Its scope is wide-ranging, with contributions protecting the mid-sixteenth to early 20th century. it's also inclusive, encompassing the varied diversity of methods to the sector of latest keyboard reports. jointly the essays shape a survey of the ways that the learn of keyboard functionality can increase our figuring out of musical lifestyles in a given interval.

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