The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction / Edition 1

The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction / Edition 1

by Colin Lawson, Robin Stowell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521627389

ISBN-13: 9780521627382

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume offers an up-to-date overview of historical performance, surveying the various current issues (such as the influence of recording) and suggesting possible future developments. Its core comprises discussion of the period performer's myriad primary source materials and their interpretation, the various aspects of style and general technique that combine to…  See more details below

Overview

This volume offers an up-to-date overview of historical performance, surveying the various current issues (such as the influence of recording) and suggesting possible future developments. Its core comprises discussion of the period performer's myriad primary source materials and their interpretation, the various aspects of style and general technique that combine to make up a well-grounded, period interpretation, and a survey of performance conditions and practices, focusing on the period c. 1700-c. 1900. Many of the principles outlined are illustrated in case studies of works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521627382
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Sales rank:
777,389
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Music as history; 2. The application of primary sources; 3. Changes in musical style; 4. Conditions and practices; 5. Case studies in ensemble music; 6. The continuing debate.

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