The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- 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 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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.51(d)|
Table of Contents1. 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.