Der sich selbst informirende Clavierspieler. Michael Johann Friedrich WIEDEBURG.
Der sich selbst informirende Clavierspieler

Der sich selbst informirende Clavierspieler

oder deutlicher und leichter Unterricht zur Selbstinformation im Clavierspielen

Halle und Leipzig: Waisenhaus, 1765.

Quarto. Contemporary speckled paper boards. 1f. (title), 3ff. (foreword), 226, 4ff. (Inhalt, Register, Verbesserungen) + 1 folding plate. With numerous musical examples in text; occasional decorative woodcut head- and tailpieces.

Binding worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking portions of paper to spine. Minor uniform browning throughout. A very good, wide-margined copy overall.

First Edition of the first volume of this 3-volume work, complete in itself. RISM BVI pp. 889-890.

"Wiedeburg’s most important legacy was a substantial body of pedagogical work. In 1765 he issued the first volume of his treatise on keyboard playing for beginners, Der sich selbst informirende Clavier-spieler, and two more volumes followed in 1767 and 1775 respectively. This huge work of more than 1600 pages, the largest 18th-century published treatise on keyboard playing, was designed as a compendium of the musical knowledge that one might need to learn to play the keyboard. Volume one deals with basic keyboard skills such as note-reading, rhythm and fingering, volume two teaches the principles of thoroughbass, and volume three deals with improvisation." Elizabeth Harrison in Grove Music Online.

Item #21702

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