Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance

Playing with History: The Historical Approach to Musical Performance

by John Butt
     
 

This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance.See more details below

Overview

This challenging 2002 study examines and ultimately defends the case for historically informed musical performance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521813525
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Musical Performance and Reception Series
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part I. Historically Informed Performance in Music Criticism: 1. Joining the historical performance debate; Part II. Historically Informed Performance and the Implications for Work, Composer and Notation: 2. Historical performance and 'truth to the work': history and the subversion of Platonism; 3. Historical performance and 'truth to the composer': rehabilitating intention; 4. Negotiating between work, composer and performer: rewriting the story of notational progress; Part III. Historically Informed Performance within the Culture of the Late Twentieth Century: 5. Historical performance at the crossroads of modernism and postmodernism; 6. 'A reactionary wolf in countercultural sheep's clothing?' - historical performance, the heritage Industry and the politics of revival; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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