Carlo Ántonio Boracchi - Manuale Pel Timpanista
Boracchi's Manuale Pel Timpanista, originally published in 1842, is again available through VAP Media's Digital Bookshelf.
Boracchi was a timpanist in the La Scala Orchestra and a designer and builder of timpani. This is one of the earliest books covering timpani. It includes information on the performance practice of the time, and information about his designs and improvements to the instrument. This version is in the original Italian, and the OCR text has been completed in the Italian language.
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