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Dolmetsch

(ˈdɒlmɛtʃ)
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(Biography) Arnold. 1858–1940, British musician, born in France. He contributed greatly to the revival of interest in early music and instruments
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It was that grand continental immigrant to the United Kingdom, Arnold Dolmetsch, who launched the modern early-music revival at the beginning of the 20th century.
Knowledge of its nature and repertoire was restricted to a few early music specialists, most notably, Arnold Dolmetsch and his family.
With a career spanning six decades, he was a key link between the era of such lone prophets as Arnold Dolmetsch and the present, when early music has achieved full acceptance in musical life.
The editor, John Mansfield Thomson, beguilingly recounts the Arnold Dolmetsch story (replete with the Waterloo Station incident) and gives it added piquancy by relating it to the friendship between Dolmetsch and Bernard Shaw.
The mystic of the 1890s, who rejected all traces of 'externality' in art and life, lingers on: Yeats intervenes in internal dissensions in the Order of the Golden Dawn; is inspired by Gordon Craig's innovative, non-naturalistic staging effects; and pursues a hieratic solemnity in poetry through his experiments with Florence Farr and Arnold Dolmetsch in chanting verse to the psaltery.
She explored historical methods of performance practice with Arnold Dolmetsch, and published a number of arrangements of early English and continental works in her anthology Old World Songs (1895, also co-edited with Fuller Maitland).
Arnold Dolmetsch, who was the first to rediscover overdotting in the now famous passage in Quantz, regarded it as generally valid for `old music' in general and applied it to the entire 17th- and 18th-century musical repertory, for all instances of dotted rhythm, in music that seemed old enough: French overtures and entree-like movements, but also in dotted pieces that obviously contradicted the pomp of French overture (such as the E [flat] minor Prelude, Das wohltemperirte Clavier, book 1) (ex.
2) In a number of instances, his own interest was awakened by the pioneering work of others, notably Arnold Dolmetsch in the field of viol consort music(3) and Dom Anselm Hughes in that of early English polyphony.
Although no editors of the dictionary are named on the site, overall responsibility for it seems to lie with Dolmetsch Musical Instruments, the British firm founded by Arnold Dolmetsch.
There were descant, treble, tenor and bass recorders by Arnold Dolmetsch, at low pitch, two of them with ivory beaks, and two oboes, one of them the Selmer `flute'.