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The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Bruce Haynes


A history of the hautboy, the oboe of the Baroque period, this book reflects recent interest in the instrument. The first of the woodwind instruments to join with strings in creating the new orchestra, it had by the end of the 20th century again become a regular presence on the concert music scene. Between 1640 and 1760, this type of oboe underwent dramatic changes in both function and physical form, and the majority of its solo and chamber repertoire appeared. The book examines in detail the hautboy's structure, its players, makers, and composers, issues of performing style and period techniq ... More

Keywords: hautboy, Baroque period, woodwind instruments, orchestra, period techniques, oboe, concert music, composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195337259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Haynes, author