Georg Muffat on Performance Practice

The Texts from Florilegium Primum, Florilegium Secundum, and Auserlesene Instrumentalmusik—A New Translation with Commentary

by Georg Muffat

Translated by David K. Wilson

Published by: Indiana University Press

152 pages, 8.50 x 11.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780253213976
  • Published: November 2001


" . . . a fascinating overall impression of the day-to-day concerns and working environment of a professional musician of the late 17th century." —American Recorder

This volume presents Muffat's texts along with variants from his own editions in other languages. Wilson's highly readable supplementary materials make this a useful work for theorists, historians, and performers. The book is particularly enlightening on differences between French and German practice. Treats pitch, ornamentation, bowing, and more.