Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The development of the eighteenth-century transverse flute with reference to J. S. Bach's "Partita In A Minor" for unaccompanied flute
by Murray, Ryan M., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 43; 1528004
Abstract (Summary)

This project report discusses the development of the transverse flute in the eighteenth century with reference to J. S. Bach's Partita in A Minor for unaccompanied flute. Though still relatively new, the transverse flute of this period rapidly developed to become the new standard over the recorder due to the new opportunities it provided to composers. The works of Bach serve as a prime example for showing the instrument's increasing popularity, and his motivations for creating the Partita in A Minor reveal the influences of many composers and performers of the transverse flute, such as Pierre Buffardin and Johann Joachim Quantz, on the instrument's developing idiom throughout the century.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Barcellona, John
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: European history, Music, Performing Arts
Keywords: Bach, john sebastian, Baroque, Flute, Partita in a minor, Quantz, johann joachim, Transverse flute
Publication Number: 1528004
ISBN: 978-1-303-98528-7
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