A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing
A 1951 second edition of Leopold Mozart's classic text
Second edition. Hardback. Bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 21.5 × 17cm, xxxv + 234pp + fold out sheet
Known principally as the father of Wolfgang Amadeus, Leopold Mozart was a distinguished musician in his own right. An excellent violinist and composer, his greatest contribution to music was his Treatise on Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing. Published at Ausburg in 1756 it was the major work of its time on the violin and it contains much that is of considerable interest and value to musicians today: notes on performance, practice, a glossary of technical terms and specific chapters on the playing of written and improvised embellishments, the trill, and special rhythmic figures. Copious exercises illustrate each point made in the text.
This copy is in very good condition for age. there is some spotted fading around the joints and a small line of fading to the rear board but is otherwise in strong readable condition. Previous owner's neat name to ffep.Sold