Stolen Time; The History of Tempo Rubato / Edition 1

Stolen Time; The History of Tempo Rubato / Edition 1

by Richard Hudson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198166672

ISBN-13: 9780198166672

Pub. Date: 04/17/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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
x(2)
Abbreviations xii
Introduction 1(3)
1. Background of the Later Rubato
4(9)
2. Background of the Earlier Rubato
13(28)
3. The Earlier Rubato in Vocal Music
41(48)
4. The Earlier Rubato in Violin Music
89(24)
5. Both Types of Rubato in Keyboard Music
113(41)
6. Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
154(21)
7. Chopin
175(63)
8. Contemporaries of Chopin
238(62)
9. The Later Romantic Rubato
300(56)
10. The Modern Rubato
356(80)
11. The Future of Rubato
436(13)
Bibliography 449(13)
Discography 462(3)
Index 465

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