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The Historical Performance of Music

The Historical Performance of Music
An Introduction

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Part of Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music

  • Date Published: November 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521627382

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  • Offering students and performers a concise overview of historical performance, this 1999 book takes into account the many significant developments in the discipline. It addresses practical matters rather than philosophical issues and guides readers towards further investigation and interpretation of the evidence provided, not only in the various early instrumental and vocal treatises, but also in examples from the mainstream repertory. Designed as a parent volume for the series Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, this book provides an historical basis for artistic decision-making which has as its goal the re-creation of performances as close as possible to the composer's original conception. It relates many of the issues discussed to major works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms, composed c.1700–c.1900, the core period which forms the principal (though not exclusive) focus for the whole series.

    • It forms an introductory volume for the new series of Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, each of which focuses on a specific instrument or family of instruments
    • It provides an accessible, up-to-date overview of the historical performance movement, its ideals and methods
    • It aims to rectify the balance between historical accuracy and practical expediency
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    ' … offers a wealth of wisdom … I hope it may open windows in many minds.' The Musical Times

    'It introduces ideas, concerns and approaches which will be new to many readers and practitioners, and it wil without doubt be invaluable to students.' Early Music Today

    '… offer many stimulating asides and tantalising titbits, particularly when dealing with such controversial areas as the links between rhetorical theory and music; tast; rhythmic freedom; ornamentation and improvisation. Throughout … their arguments are short, and sharp enough to whet the appetite, and he thirsty reader will surely want to go in search of more.' BBC Music Magazine

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    • Date Published: November 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521627382
    • length: 234 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 24 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    Colin Lawson, Royal College of Music, London

    Robin Stowell, University of Wales College of Cardiff

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