Continuo Playing According To Handel: His Figured Bass Exercises (Oxford Early Music Series)
Continuo Playing According to Handel: His Figured Bass Exercises (Oxford Early Music Series)
This book is an edition, with commentary, of Handel's exercises for continuo playing, which he wrote for the daughters of George II. The exercises, which until now have not been readily available, are supplemented by clear and concise commentary. Remaining faithful to his source, Ledbetter, who lectures in keyboard studies, has prepared an edition that will prove invaluable to students and performers of the music of Handel and his contemporaries.
`most stimulating publication' Early Music News
`an ideal introduction to the art of playing from the figured bass ... The work under review is based on a substantial set of exercises devised by Handel ... David Ledbetter has provided substantial commentaries on all these exercises, and has written specimen realisations illustrating
admirably the many points implicit in them. He has also provided a most useful Introduction.'
'a timely book, the kind of thing that seems obvious once it is actually available, and I hope it replaces other first-stage tutors ... The format and music size are made for putting on the piano desk, and the textbook approach means a...