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The historical performance of music : an introduction

Author: Colin Lawson; Robin Stowell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music.
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This volume offers an overview of historical performance, surveying current issues, and suggesting future developments. Its kernel comprises discussion of the performer's primary source-materials and their interpretation, aspects of style and technique that combine to make up a well-grounded, period interpretation, and a survey of performance conditions and practices.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lawson, Colin (Colin James).
Historical performance of music.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999
(DLC) 98042731
(OCoLC)40268274
Named Person: Johann Sebastian Bach; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hector Berlioz; Hector Berlioz; Johannes Brahms; Johann Sebastian Bach; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Hector Berlioz; Johannes Brahms
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Lawson; Robin Stowell
ISBN: 9780511481710 0511481713 0511019149 9780511019142 0511152361 9780511152368 0511050461 9780511050466 9780521621939 0521621933 0521627389 9780521627382
OCLC Number: 51283852
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 219 pages) : music.
Contents: Music as history. Introduction. The nature and development of historical awareness. Influential reworkings of Bach and Handel. Historical considerations. The pioneers: individuals and institutions. The role of musical expression. Arguments pro and con. Post-war philosophies. Period Mozart and beyond. The current scene --
The application of primary sources. Surviving instruments. Iconographical sources. Historical archives. Literary sources. Practical treatises : uses and limitations. Practical treatises : a summary. Theoretical treatises. The importance of communication. The role of editions. Musical taste --
Changes in musical style. National idioms. Articulation. Melodic inflection. Accentuation. Tempo. Rhythmic alteration. Ornamentation. Extempore embellishment. Improvisation. Continuo accompaniment --
Conditions and practices. Introduction. Pitch. Temperament. Vocal practices. Venues and programmes. Orchestral constitution and placement. Direction. Nineteenth-century changes --
Case studies in ensemble music. J.S. Bach : St Matthew Passion BWV 244. W.A. Mozart : Serenade for 13 instruments K361. Berlioz : Episode de la vie d'un Artiste, Symphonie Fantastique en cinq parties Op. 14. Brahms : Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73 --
The continuing debate. Introduction. The social position of historical music. A snapshot from 1983. Authenticity and Early Music. The 1990s. The future?
Series Title: Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music.
Responsibility: Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell.

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