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Author Ahrens, Christian.

Title Valved brass : the history of an invention / by Christian Ahrens ; translated by Steven Plank.

Published Hillsdale, NY : Pendragon Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  788.91922 AHRE  SEVEN DAY LOAN  AVAILABLE
Uniform title Erfindung und ihre Folgen. English
Physical description xiii, 135 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Bucina, the Historic Brass Society series ; no. 7
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 125-129) and index.
Contents I. The History of Valves -- II. Valved Instruments in the Judgement of the Musicians -- III. Valved Instruments in Art Music -- The Horn -- The Trumpet -- The Bass Instruments -- IV. Valved Instruments in Military Music -- V. Valved Instruments in Volksmusik -- VI. Social Aspects of the use of Valved Instruments -- VII. Economic Aspects of the use of Valved Instruments -- VIII. Improvements to Other Instruments and their Evaluation -- IX. Summary.
Summary "In the history of brass instruments, few developments can rival the early nineteenth-century invention of the valve for enduring significance. Nevertheless, the acceptance of valved brass instruments proved controversial, as newspapers and other documents repeatedly attest. Christian Ahrens in his important monograph, Eine Erfindung und ihre Folgen: Blechblasinstrumente mit Ventilen (1986), devotes considerable attention to this heated controversy, as he traces the early use of valved brass instruments in the realms of art music, military music, and Volksmusik. Stressing social and aesthetic issues over the more familiar mechanical aspects, the author draws on a rich body of journalistic source material to detail a compelling reception history."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Brass instruments.
ISBN 9781576471371