Evidence-based reconstruction of a Spanish renaissance vihuela de arco and its „andalusian“ playing technique

Hirsch, Thilo (18 October 2019). Evidence-based reconstruction of a Spanish renaissance vihuela de arco and its „andalusian“ playing technique (Unpublished). In: 15th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Iconography of the Performing Arts IBERIAN MUSICAL CROSSROADS THROUGH THE AGES: MUSIC, IMAGES AND TRANSCULTURAL EXCHANGES. Barcelona. 17.–19.10.2018.

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In addition to the wonderful frescoes with music-making angels from 1476, which were rediscovered only in 2004, in the Cathedral of Valencia also can be found other representations of string instruments. Of particular note is a wooden sculpture of an angel playing vihuela de arco (Yáñez de la Almedina, ca. 1514). The investigation of this three-dimensionally presented vihuela de arco in connection with other iconographic sources, the extensive knowledge gained in a research projects at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (SCB) on the internal construction of early string instruments (www.rimab.ch) enabled the evidence-based reconstruction of a Spanish vihuela de arco. Music ethnological studies on traditional andalusi-music in Morocco and there upright playing technique of Rabab, Violin and Viola, which corresponds to the iconography of the vihuela de arco, where important sources for the development of the playing technique. (This lecture contains also a practical demonstration of the reconstructed vihuela de arco.)

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

Bern University of the Arts
Bern University of the Arts > HKB Teaching

Name:

Hirsch, Thilo

Subjects:

M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thilo Hirsch

Date Deposited:

25 Nov 2019 10:53

Last Modified:

25 Nov 2019 10:53

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/8813

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