Stolen Time; The History of Tempo Rubato / Edition 1

Stolen Time; The History of Tempo Rubato / Edition 1

by Richard Hudson
     
 

Tracing the complex history of tempo rubato, this book identifies and traces the development of two main types of rubato: an earlier one in which note values in a melody are altered while the accompaniment keeps strict time, and a later, more familiar one in which the tempo of the entire musical substance fluctuates. In the course of his narrative, Hudson

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Tracing the complex history of tempo rubato, this book identifies and traces the development of two main types of rubato: an earlier one in which note values in a melody are altered while the accompaniment keeps strict time, and a later, more familiar one in which the tempo of the entire musical substance fluctuates. In the course of his narrative, Hudson ranges widely over western music, from Gregorian Chant to Chopin, from C.P.E. Bach to jazz, quoting extensively from the writings of theorists, composers, and performers. In so doing he not only suggests new ways of approaching the rubato in the music of nineteenth-century composers like Chopin and Liszt, where we expect to encounter the term, but also illuminates the music of earlier and later periods, revealing its use even in the music of that most metronomic of composers, Stravinsky.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166672
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/17/1997
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.13(w) x 6.13(h) x 1.08(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of Plates
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Background of the Later Rubato4
2Background of the Earlier Rubato13
3The Earlier Rubato in Vocal Music41
4The Earlier Rubato in Violin Music89
5Both Types of Rubato in Keyboard Music113
6Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven154
7Chopin175
8Contemporaries of Chopin238
9The Later Romantic Rubato300
10The Modern Rubato356
11The Future of Rubato436
Bibliography449
Discography462
Index465

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