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Musical Instruments

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Description

Enhanced with twenty-five audio and twenty-three video clips of expert musicians performing on rare and historical instruments, this e-book edition of Musical Instruments brings the world-renowned collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to life. Musical instruments are among the most meaningful artifacts produced by humankind, a marriage of technology, artistry, symbolism, religion, and entertainment. This title in the MFA Highlights series presents more than a hundred examples, spanning a breadth of centuries and cultures, to invite readers to experience a brilliant array of instruments as producers of both aural and visual delight. The pieces included here — which range from an ancient Greek trumpet to a modern lap steel guitar, and from earthenware panpipes to the complex Indonesian gamelan — are remarkable not only for the myriad sounds they produce, but also for their varied and often extraordinarily beautiful appearance. Musical Instruments offers a vivid encounter with a rich collection, enhanced to provide an accessible and fascinating introduction to the artistry and significance of musical instruments around the world.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Darcy Kuronen is Department Head and Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Customer Reviews

MFA sounds amazing

Having visited the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, I was particularly amazed with their Musical Instruments gallery. Of course, the instruments are beautiful, but how do they sound? This e-book answers that with really well shot videos and clips! I'm surprised that other museums haven't caught up with this innovative idea yet, and will definitely be telling my folks in Boston!

Terrific book

The new 'ebook' from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts highlighting examples of their rare musical instrument collection is pure joy! Included are wonderful images AND playing examples of some of their rare holdings. It is very well done and recommended highly!!!

Musical Instruments
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Published: Feb 26, 2013
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
  • Seller: The Perseus Books Group, LLC
  • Print Length: 256 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Version: 1.2
  • Requirements: This book was designed for an iOS device and some features may not work as intended with a mouse or trackpad. To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later.

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