Bibliothek des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg zur deutschen Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, Bd. 2
301 p. : ill. (some col.), music ; 27 cm.
Music History; Musical Instruments; Musical Instrument History; Germany
ML 460 .M44 M87x
Meer, J. H. van der. Musikinstrumente: von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart. Bibliothek des Germanischen Nationalmuseums Nürnberg zur deutschen Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte, bd. 2. München: Prestel-Verlag, 1983.
A summary of the history of Western musical instruments from the middle ages through the nineteenth century.
Addresses Western instruments and how they change over time to produce their given sounds. Many details and technological aspects of instruments had to be excluded because of the vastness of the subject and many variations of the instruments. Instruments covered range from the middle ages through the nineteenth century, with a brief first section on European instruments before 1500.
Text is organized by historical period and includes many illustrations and photos of instruments. A bibliography, an index of instruments, and an index of people, are found at the end of the book.