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Sweelinck Studies
Proceedings of the International
Sweelinck Symposium Utrecht 1999

Edited by Pieter Dirksen

Utrecht: STIMU Foundation for Historical Performance Practice, 2002

261 pages


Contents:

Preface

1. Background
Rudolf Rasch - Sweelinck's Place in the Musical History of the Dutch Republic
Jan R. Luth - The Music of the Dutch Reformed Church in Sweelinck's Time
Jurjen Vis - Sweelinck and the Reformation

2. The Keyboard Music: Predecessors, Contemporaries and Followers
Gustav Leonhardt - The Principle of Varietas in Sweelinck's Variation Works
David J. Smith - Sweelinck and English Composers Active in the Southern Netherlands
Michael Belotti - Jacob Praetorius: a Less-known Pupil of Sweelinck
Pieter Dirksen - The Sweelinck Paradox: Researching, Analysing and Playing Sweelinck’s Keyboard Music

3. The Keyboard Music: Performance Practice
Ton Koopman - Performing Sweelinck's Keyboard Music: Some Aspects and Thoughts
Pieter van Dijk - Aspects of Fingering and Hand Division in Lynar A1

4. Theory
Rudolf Rasch - Modality in Sweelinck's Psalm Compositions
Ulf Grapenthin - The Transmission of Sweelinck's Composition Regeln

5. Instruments
Koos van de Linde - Organs in Sweelinck's Time
Pieter Dirksen - A Rediscovered Painting by Emanuel de Witte
Hessel Miedema - The City Harpsichord of Amsterdam

Appendix
A Comparative Table of Sweelinck's Keyboard Music
About the Contributors
Index of Names


From the Reviews:

" ... contains a dozen conference-papers, mostly wide-ranging, fresh, and of lasting value [...] These Studies, are a welcome foil [to The Keyboard Music of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck], and together they will be indispensable for all future research."
(Peter Williams in Organ Yearbook)

"Wer sich umfassend und kompetent über Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck informieren will und sich dabei nicht auf das Urteil eines Einzelnen verlassen mochte, sei auf die jüngst erschienenen 'Sweelinck Studies' verwiesen ...
Der Herausgeber Pieter Dirksen hat mit seinem Beitrag 'The Sweelinck Paradox' ... den wohl wichtigsten Text zu diesem Band beigesteuert, der unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der 'Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la' als Modelfall musikwissenschaftliche Themenstellungen kongenial mit aufführungspraktische Fragen kombiniert und konfrontiert."
(Birger Petersen-Mikkelsen in Ars Organi)

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