Performing Music: Shared Concerns

Performing Music: Shared Concerns

by Jonathan Dunsby, Clarendon Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198166427

ISBN-13: 9780198166429

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Performing Music: Shared Concerns is about various aspects of music-making that have not previously been considered together and in this accessible form. It deals with 'performance studies' as a coherent subject, exploring such issues as the ideas of anxiety and artistry, recent thought in musical literature, tensions between Romanticism and Modernism, and the sound…  See more details below

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Performing Music: Shared Concerns is about various aspects of music-making that have not previously been considered together and in this accessible form. It deals with 'performance studies' as a coherent subject, exploring such issues as the ideas of anxiety and artistry, recent thought in musical literature, tensions between Romanticism and Modernism, and the sound and design of music. It is written in non-technical language in order that the lay reader may easily gain an insight into how performers think, and what they think about. It is performers who bring classical music to a worldwide public, and yet the public is largely unaware of what it feels like to perform music, what aspects of the activity are a mystery even to the musicians themselves, and which are amenable to scrutiny, experiment, and improvement. This book offers a sustained but compact argument in a rich and entertaining narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166429
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.37(h) x 0.37(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Writer's Position9
2Musical Performance Studies as a 'Discipline'17
3Anxiety and Artistry29
4Recent Thought39
5The Romantic Legacy49
6The Sound of Music59
7Design in Music79
Postscript97
Bibliography99
Index103

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