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SOLANO, Francisco Ignacio

Novo tratado de musica metrica, e rythmica, o qual ensina a acompanhar no cravo, Orgão, ou outro qualquer Instrumento, em que se possão regular todas as Especies, de que se compõe a Harmonia da mesma Musica.  Demonstra-se este assumpto prática, e theoricamente, e tratão-se tambem algunas cousas parciaes do contraponto, e da composição . .

£750

Lisbon, na Regia Oficina Typografica, 1779.

Description

Small 4to.  XVI ff., 301, (1) pp.   With extensive musical notation, diagram of harpsichord keyboard on p. 2 & of “signos unisonos” on p 257.  Contemporary calf.   Ink markings on p. 294.

Solano dominated Portuguese music theory in his century, and in addition to his work as a theorist he was a gifted teacher.   From 1779 he directed his own music school.   The Novo tratado contains much useful information on 18th-century theory and performing practice, and was greatly indebted to Gasparini's L'armonico pratico al cimbalo (see Grove’s Dictionary of Music & Musicians).   Vieira considered the work to be well written and still to be of value to music scholars.  

Innocêncio II, 392 & IX, 308.   Welsh 2772.   Vieira, Diccionário biográphico de músicos portuguezes, II, 335.   Vasconcellos, Os músicos portugueses, II, p. 186.   (Cf. Angelés & Subirá, Catálogo musical de la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, II, 214.)   COPAC lists 1 copy only.     

 

01445

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