Leipzig und Hale: Schwickert... Hemmerde & Schwetschke, 1789. Small quarto. 19th century marbled boards with dark red leather title label gilt to spine; upper edge coloured red. 1f. (title), 1f. (dedication), 2ff. (preface), -32 (introduction), -408, [xii] (index), 15 (musical examples), [i] (blank) pp.
With musical examples throughout, including from works by J.S. Bach. W.F. Bach and C.P.E. Bach. With signature of Vilhelm Laub, 1874 to title; manuscript correction to p. 285.
Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped with minor paper loss to hinges; endpapers lacking. Uniform light browning; light to moderate foxing; minor staining to inner margins of first ca. 30ff.; 4 leaves of closely-written text in a late 19th-early 20th century hand tipped-in between pp. 68-69 excepted from Winterfeld: Die evangelische Kirchengesang und sein Verhältniss zur Kunst des Tonsatzes, Leipzig, 1843; annotations in pencil to margin of p. 95 and occasionally throughout; professional paper repairs to pp. 187-190 and 229-230.
A good wide-margined copy overall.
First Edition. Gregory-Bartlett I p. 275. Hirsch I 585 (lacking the 15 pages of musical examples). Damschroder & Williams p. 361. RISM BVI p. 846.
"Daniel Gottlob Türk's Klavierschule (1789) was, for late eighteenth-century readers, an unsurpassed source of practical wisdom concerning the art of playing the clavichord and a repository of useful information of general interest - including discussions of technical terms used in music, summaries of the characteristics which define various categories of composition (overture, serenade, individual dance movements, etc.), and commentary which would enhance the development of musical taste. For modern readers, the work powerfully evokes the standards, practices, and aesthetics of the Classic era. Pianists who perform works of Mozart or Haydn on modern instruments borrowing nineteenth-century legato style and conforming to metronomic exactitude in pacing might find Turk's suggestions concerning non-legato articulation and nuanced rhythmic delivery a revelation. It is upon such books as Turk's that the recent movement towards performance on original instruments depends for sound advice on the use of the keyboard's resources for creating appropriate musical effects." Damschroder & Williams p. 361. Item #23599
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