Performing Music in the Age of Recording [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Performing Music in the Age of Recording

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300161526
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 4/10/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Life before Recordings 4
2 The Experience of Recording 26
3 Ensemble and Freedom: Orchestras 63
4 Ensemble and Freedom: Chamber Groups and Pianists 104
5 Questions of Authority: the Composer 140
6 Questions of Authority: Schools of Playing 183
7 Questions of Authority: the Archaeological Approach 204
8 Listening Back: Lessons from the Twentieth Century 231
Notes 253
Index 266
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