'The narrative is rich in detail, supported by an extensive glossary and bibliography. It is surely a book that will quickly find its way onto the bookshelves not only of the serious brass student, for whom it will become essential reading, but also of those readers with a more casual interest in the history and development of the instruments we play today.' Brass Band World
'This encyclopaedic volume is long overdue, providing some long-range retrospection now that the technical development of brass instruments is over … this is essential reading for any serious player, conservatoire student or keen listener'. BBC Music Magazine
'This book is quite simply the most important on the subject since anthony Baines' classic Brass Instruments: their history and development appeared a generation ago … infectious in its enthusiasm, comprehensible to a layman, and entirely absorbing.' John Humphries, Brass Bulletin
Über das Produkt
Edited by two of the most respected names in the world of brass performance and scholarship, this new Cambridge Companion provides an invaluable overview of the history, and technical and musical development of the brass instrument. Covers classical music, non-western music and jazz.