Keyboard Instruments at the Victorian and Albert Museum by James Yorke

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  • Musical Instruments,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Keyboard instruments,
  • Victoria and Albert Museum

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Number of Pages63
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ISBN 100948107049
ISBN 109780948107047

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As a museum of the decorative arts, the V&A acquired its musical instruments and has displayed them as works of art rather than to tell the history of music. This is the context in which they are currently shown in the Furniture Gallery, British Galleries and.

This is a single-volume reissue of the catalogues of keyboard and non-keyboard musical instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

It covers all the musical instruments in the V&A's collection, reissued with additional entries covering three important recent acquisitions of keyboard : Victoria and Albert Museum, Howard Schott, Anthony Baines. Victoria and Albert Museum. Musical Instruments as Works of Art.

London, Her Majesty's Stationary Office, 30cm x cm. 68 Illustrations on approximately 75 pages. Original Softcover. One conrer of the binding stronger bumped. Otherwise in very good condition with only minor signs of external : Victoria and Albert Museun.

Howard Schott and Anthony Baines' definitive catalogues of the musical instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum, reissued as a single volume inhave proved their worth by selling out.

This /3 edition is a reprint of the edition, which leaves the text and illustrations virtually unchanged. Emanuel Winternitz, Keyboard Instruments in The Metropolitan Museum of Art: a Picture Book (New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ), pp.

Raymond Russell, The Harpsichord and Clavichord: an Introductory Study (London: Faber and Faber, ), p. James Yorke is the author of Keyboard Instruments At The Victoria And Albert Museum ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews), English Forniture ( avg ra 5/5(1).

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Anthony Baines, Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum - Part II: Non-keyboard instruments. (London, ), p. Place of Origin. Cremona (made) Date. (made) Artist/maker. Stradivari, Antonio, born - died (maker) Materials and Techniques.

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The many ramifications of Bach /5. Stringed keyboard instruments, by Franz Josef Hirt,Boston Book and Art Shop edition, in EnglishPages:   Inthe Belgian government purchased the private collection of musical instrument that was in the ownership of François-Joseph Fétis.

Fétis was a composer, a teacher, and one of the most influential music critics of the 19th century, and the fact that the government deposited the collection at the MIM was another strong signal that the museum would grow in.

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Undoubtedly due to its exceptional, largely unadulterated state of preservation, it has frequently served modern-day instrument makers as the. Europe is an outstanding addition to the permanent galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum in seven rooms, the refurbished and reorganised galleries document the ‘great cultural changes’ of the period, making three key arguments: that France succeeded the Italian states as the cultural lodestar of the period; that Europe was an increasingly globalised.

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