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- DescriptionIn Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation, Sue Miller-music historian, charanga flute player, and former student of Richard Egues-examines the early-twentieth-century decorative style of flute playing in the Cuban danzon and its links with the later soloistic style of the 1950s as exemplified by Fajardo and Egues. Transcriptions and analyses of recorded performances demonstrate the characteristic elements of the style as well as the styles of individual players. A combination of musicological analysis and ethmusicological fieldwork reveals the polyrhythmic and melodic aspects of the Cuban flute style, with commentary from flutists Richard Egues, Joaquin Oliveros, Polo Tamayo, Eddy Zervigon, and other rewned players.
- Author BiographySue Miller is a flute player and musical director of the United Kingdom's only charanga orchestra, Charanga del Norte, which she founded in 1998. She holds a doctorate in flute improvisation in Cuban charanga performance from the University of Leeds and has studied charanga flute improvisation with Richard Egues. She has performed with veteran charanga musicians in Havana, such as Estrellas Cubanas, Charanga de Oro, Orquesta Sublime and Orquesta Barbarito Diez, and is a senior lecturer in music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (UK).
- Author(s)Sue Miller
- PublisherScarecrow Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2013
- SubjectMusic & Dance
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScarecrow Press
- Content Note49 colour illustrations
- Weight649 g
- Width161 mm
- Height232 mm
- Spine29 mm
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