Neal Zaslaw


A rebuttal of Neumann, The vibrato controversy (see RILM 8965). The published writings of Galeazzi (1791-96), Geminiani (1751), Robert Bremner (1777), Carl Friedrich Cramer (1783), L. Mozart (1756), and the correspondence of W.A. Mozart (1778) maintain that vibrato was usually not employed by ripienists in 18th-c. orchestras, but only by soloists, and then used sparingly compared to modern practice.



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