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