Performing Music in the Age of Recording

Performing Music in the Age of Recording

by Robert Philip
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300102461

ISBN-13: 9780300102468

Pub. Date: 05/10/2004

Publisher: Yale University Press

Listeners have enjoyed classical music recordings for more than a century, yet important issues about recorded performances have been little explored. What is the relationship between performance and recording? How are modern audiences affected by the trends set in motion by the recording era? What is the impact of recordings on the lives of musicians? In this

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Listeners have enjoyed classical music recordings for more than a century, yet important issues about recorded performances have been little explored. What is the relationship between performance and recording? How are modern audiences affected by the trends set in motion by the recording era? What is the impact of recordings on the lives of musicians? In this wide-ranging book, Robert Philip extends the scope of his earlier pioneering book, Early Recordings and Musical Style: Changing Tastes in Instrumental Performance 1900-1950. Philip here considers the interaction between music-making and recording throughout the entire twentieth century. The author compares the lives of musicians and audiences in the years before recordings with those of today. He examines such diverse and sometimes contentious topics as changing attitudes toward freedom of expression, the authority of recordings made by or approved by composers, the globalization of performing styles, and the rise of the period instrument movement. Philip concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of the future of classical music performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300102468
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/10/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
1Life before Recordings4
2The Experience of Recording26
3Ensemble and Freedom: Orchestras63
4Ensemble and Freedom: Chamber Groups and Pianists104
5Questions of Authority: the Composer140
6Questions of Authority: Schools of Playing183
7Questions of Authority: the Archaeological Approach204
8Listening Back: Lessons from the Twentieth Century231
Notes253
Index266

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