Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900

Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900
Author: Clive Brown
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 662
Release: 2004-05-20
ISBN 10: 0195347242
ISBN 13: 9780195347241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750 1900 Book Review:

The past ten years have seen a rapidly growing interest in performing and recording Classical and Romantic music with period instruments; yet the relationship of composers' notation to performing practices during that period has received only sporadic attention from scholars, and many aspects of composers' intentions have remained uncertain. Brown here identifies areas in which musical notation conveyed rather different messages to the musicians for whom it was written than it does to modern performers, and seeks to look beyond the notation to understand how composers might have expected to hear their music realized in performance. There is ample evidence to demonstrate that, in many respects, the sound worlds in which Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Brahms created their music were more radically different from ours than is generally assumed.

Romantic Violin Performing Practices

Romantic Violin Performing Practices
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 335
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 1783275278
ISBN 13: 9781783275274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Romantic Violin Performing Practices Book Review:

What are the key topics that define Romantic violin playing?

Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric

Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric
Author: Tom Beghin,Sander M. Goldberg
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0226041298
ISBN 13: 9780226041292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haydn and the Performance of Rhetoric Book Review:

Accompanying CD-ROM in pocket at the rear of book.

Classical and Romantic Music

Classical and Romantic Music
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351571753
ISBN 13: 9781351571753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical and Romantic Music Book Review:

This volume brings together twenty-two of the most diverse and stimulating journal articles on classical and romantic performing practice, representing a rich vein of enquiry into epochs of music still very much at the forefront of current concert repertoire. In so doing, it provides a wide range of subject-based scholarship. It also reveals a fascinating window upon the historical performance debate of the last few decades in music where such matters still stimulate controversy.

Baroque Music

Baroque Music
Author: Peter Walls
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 135157471X
ISBN 13: 9781351574716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baroque Music Book Review:

Research in the 20th and 21st centuries into historical performance practice has changed not just the way performers approach music of the 17th and 18th centuries but, eventually, the way audiences listen to it. This volume, beginning with a 1915 Saint-Sa? lecture on the performance of old music, sets out to capture musicological discussion that has actually changed the way Baroque music can sound. The articles deal with historical instruments, pitch, tuning, temperament, the nexus between technique and style, vibrato, the performance implications of musical scores, and some of the vexed questions relating to rhythmic alteration. It closes with a section on the musicological challenges to the ideology of the early music movement mounted (principally) in the 1990s. Leading writers on historical performance practice are represented. Recognizing that significant developments in historically-inspired performance have been led by instrument makers and performers, the volume also contains representative essays by key practitioners.

Beethoven the Pianist

Beethoven the Pianist
Author: Tilman Skowroneck
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN 10: 1139487868
ISBN 13: 9781139487863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beethoven the Pianist Book Review:

The widely held belief that Beethoven was a rough pianist, impatient with his instruments, is not altogether accurate: it is influenced by anecdotes dating from when deafness had begun to impair his playing. Presenting a detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years, this book reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments. Skowroneck describes the development and decline of Beethoven's pianism, and pays special attention to early pianos, their construction and their importance for Beethoven and the modern pianist. The book also includes discussions of legato and Beethoven's trills, and a complete annotated review of eyewitnesses' reports about his playing. Skowroneck presents a revised picture of Beethoven which traces his development from an impetuous young musician into a virtuoso in command of many musical resources.

Discoveries from the Fortepiano

Discoveries from the Fortepiano
Author: Donna Louise Gunn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 0199396647
ISBN 13: 9780199396641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Discoveries from the Fortepiano Book Review:

"The focus of this book is limited to the performance of late-eighteenth-century keyboard music"--Page xii.

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music
Author: Sandra P. Rosenblum
Publsiher: Music
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780253206800
ISBN 13: 0253206804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music Book Review:

Performance today on either the pianoforte or the fortepiano can be at once joyful, musicianly, expressive, and historically informed. From this point of view, Sandra P. Rosenblum examines the principles of performing the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries as revealed in a variety of historical sources: their autographs and letters, early editions of their music, original instruments, and contemporary tutors and journals. She applies these findings to such elements of performance as dynamics, accentuation, pedaling, articulation and touch, technique and fingering, ornaments and embellishments, choice of tempo, and tempo flexibility. Familiarity with the Classic conventions provides a framework for interpretation and an understanding of the choices available within the style, the amount of freedom a performer has, and which areas are ambiguous. Rosenblum's detailed study, copiously illustrated with musical examples, is invaluable for professional and amateur performers, serious piano students and their teachers and students of performance practices by Scarlatti and Clementi. "... is and will remain unsurpassed as the study dealing with performance practice as it pertains to keyboard music of the Classical period." —American Music Teacher "Rosenblum's monumental achievement is thorough, objective, balanced, and imaginative, a compelling blend of love and respect for the solo, chamber, and concerto literature she addresses." —Journal of Musicological Research "The extent and quality of her research, the depth of her perception, and her musicianship together break new ground in the study of historic performance practice." —Early Keyboard Journal "Her attention to details is absolutely scrupulous; no stone unturned, no argument unquestioned or unstated." —The Musical Times "Its importance to thoughtful musicians cannot be overstated." —Choice "... thoroughly musicological." —Performance Practice Review "... indispensable... " —New York Times

Performance Practice

Performance Practice
Author: Roland Jackson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN 10: 113676769X
ISBN 13: 9781136767692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performance Practice Book Review:

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Vital Performance

Vital Performance
Author: Andrew Snedden
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN 10: 1000369188
ISBN 13: 9781000369182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vital Performance Book Review:

Historically Informed Performance, or HIP, has become an influential and exciting development for scholars, musicians, and audiences alike. Yet it has not been unchallenged, with debate over the desirability of its central goals and the accuracy of its results. The author suggests ways out of this impasse in Romantic performance style. In this wide-ranging study, pianist and scholar Andrew John Snedden takes a step back, examining the strengths and limitations of HIP. He proposes that many problems are avoided when performance styles are understood as expressions of their cultural era rather than as simply composer intention, explaining not merely how we play, but why we play the way we do, and why the nineteenth century Romantics played very differently. Snedden examines the principal evidence we have for Romantic performance style, especially in translation of score indications and analysis of early recordings, finally focusing on the performance styles of Liszt and Chopin. He concludes with a call for the reanimation of culturally appropriate performance styles in Romantic repertoire. This study will be of great interest to scholars, performers, and students, to anyone wondering about how our performances reflect our culture, and about how the Romantics played their own culturally-embedded music.

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance Volume 1

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance  Volume 1
Author: Gary McPherson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0190056282
ISBN 13: 9780190056285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Music Performance Volume 1 Book Review:

"Volume 2 of the Oxford Handbook of Music Performance is designed around four distinct sections: Enhancements, Health and Wellbeing, Science, and Innovations. Chapters on the popular Feldenkrais method and Alexander technique open the volume, and these lead to chapters on peak performance and mindfulness, stage behavior, impression management and charisma, enhancing music performance appraisal, and how to build a career and the skills and competencies needed to be successful. The section dealing with health and wellbeing surveys the brain mechanisms involved in music learning and performing and musical activities in people with disabilities, performance anxiety, diseases and health risks in instrumentalists, hearing and voice, and finally, a discussion of how to promote a healthy related lifestyle. The first six chapters of the Science section cover the basic science underlying the operation of wind, brass, string instruments, and the piano, and two chapters covering the solo voice and vocal ensembles. The final two chapters explain digital musical instruments and the practical issues that researchers and performers face when using motion capture technology to study movement during musical performances. The four chapters of the Innovations section address the types of technological and social and wellbeing innovations that are reshaping how musicians conceive their performances in the twenty-first century"--

About Bach

About Bach
Author: Gregory S Butler,George Stauffer,Mary Dalton Greer
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780252090691
ISBN 13: 0252090691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About Bach Book Review:

That Johann Sebastian Bach is a pivotal figure in the history of Western music is hardly news, and the magnitude of his achievement is so immense that it can be difficult to grasp. In About Bach, fifteen scholars show that Bach's importance extends from choral to orchestral music, from sacred music to musical parodies, and also to his scribes and students, his predecessors and successors. Further, the contributors demonstrate a diversity of musicological approaches, ranging from close studies of Bach's choices of musical form and libretto to wider analyses of the historical and cultural backgrounds that impinged upon his creations and their lasting influence. This volume makes significant contributions to Bach biography, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance. Contributors are Gregory G. Butler, Jen-Yen Chen, Alexander J. Fisher, Mary Dalton Greer, Robert Hill, Ton Koopman, Daniel R. Melamed, Michael Ochs, Mark Risinger, William H. Scheide, Hans-Joachim Schulze, Douglass Seaton, George B. Stauffer, Andrew Talle, and Kathryn Welter.

Singing in Style

Singing in Style
Author: Martha Elliott
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780300109320
ISBN 13: 0300109326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing in Style Book Review:

Muziekhistorisch en musicologisch overzicht van de klassieke solozang vanaf de barok tot heden.

Performing Brahms

Performing Brahms
Author: Reader in Music Michael Musgrave,Walter Blume,Michael Musgrave,Bernard D. Sherman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2003-10-02
ISBN 10: 9780521652735
ISBN 13: 0521652731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performing Brahms Book Review:

A great deal of evidence survives about how Brahms and his contemporaries performed his music. But much of this evidence - found in letters, autograph scores, treatises, publications, recordings, and more - has been hard to access, both for musicians and for scholars. This book brings the most important evidence together into one volume. It also includes discussions by leading Brahms scholars of the many issues raised by the evidence. The period spanned by the life of Brahms and the following generation saw a crucial transition in performance style. As a result, modern performance practices differ significantly from those of Brahms's time. By exploring the musical styles and habits of Brahms's era, this book will help musicians and scholars understand Brahms's music better and bring fresh ideas to present-day performance. The value of the book is greatly enhanced by the accompanying CD of historic recordings - including a performance by Brahms himself.

European Theatre Performance Practice 1750 1900

European Theatre Performance Practice  1750   1900
Author: Jim Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN 10: 1351938304
ISBN 13: 9781351938303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

European Theatre Performance Practice 1750 1900 Book Review:

This volume contains key articles and chapters which represent both seminal and innovative scholarship on European theatre performance practice from 1750 to 1900. The selected topics focus on acting and performance, staging (including set design and lighting), and audiences, and are approached with a broad perspective as well as with in-depth, focussed analysis. The volume captures the rich, dynamic and variegated nature of European theatre throughout the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and provides a carefully selected body of significant texts on this important period of theatre history.

Classical and Romantic Music

Classical and Romantic Music
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351571745
ISBN 13: 9781351571746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical and Romantic Music Book Review:

This volume brings together twenty-two of the most diverse and stimulating journal articles on classical and romantic performing practice, representing a rich vein of enquiry into epochs of music still very much at the forefront of current concert repertoire. In so doing, it provides a wide range of subject-based scholarship. It also reveals a fascinating window upon the historical performance debate of the last few decades in music where such matters still stimulate controversy.

Schubert Studies

Schubert Studies
Author: Brian Newbould
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN 10: 1351549936
ISBN 13: 9781351549936
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schubert Studies Book Review:

Schubert Studies comprises eleven essays by renowned Schubert scholars and performers. The volume sheds light on certain aspects of Schubert?s music and biography which have hitherto remained relatively neglected, or which warrant further investigation. Musical topics include analyses of tempo conventions, transitional procedures and rhythmic organization. There are reassessments of several works, using autograph research, performing experience and other approaches; while assumptions as to the extent of Schubert?s influence on later Czech composers are also brought into question. Concerns with aspects of Schubert?s biography, in particular the social and musical circles in which he moved, come under examination in several essays. The final two chapters deal specifically with the composer?s relationships with women, and the psychological and physiological illnesses from which he suffered. Each of the essays here charts new and existing evidence to provide fresh perspectives on these aspects of Schubert?s life and music, making this volume an indispensable tool for scholars concerned with his work.

Choral Music

Choral Music
Author: James Michael Floyd,Avery T. Sharp
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-07-26
ISBN 10: 1135848203
ISBN 13: 9781135848200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choral Music Book Review:

This is an annotated bibliography to books, recordings, videos, and websites on choral music. This book will serve as an excellent tool for librarians, researchers, and scholars in sorting through the massive amount of new material that has appeared since publication of the previous edition.

Brahms s Violin Sonatas

Brahms s Violin Sonatas
Author: Joel Lester
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-21
ISBN 10: 0190087056
ISBN 13: 9780190087050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brahms s Violin Sonatas Book Review:

Notation in Johannes Brahms's sonata scores tells violinists and pianists far more than merely what pitches to play and how long to play them--if read carefully, these scores reveal an immense amount of expression, both of musical and human essences. Joel Lester's Brahms's Violin Sonatas magnifies key passages from these scores, revealing in clear and accessible language how the composer built his themes and musical narratives and how, ultimately, Brahms's music came to sound Brahmsian. Through close readings and annotated musical examples, Brahms's Violin Sonatas guides practitioners to read scores with care and to develop their own informed interpretation of the pieces, eschewing the notion of a single "correct" interpretation of the historical score. By exploring not only the sonatas' musical elements, but also their relationship to important events in the composer's life, Lester shows how subtle components can communicate the gestures, moods, personalities, and emotions that make Brahms's music so compelling. A companion volume to the author's award-winning 1999 study Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, and Performance (OUP), Brahms's Violin Sonatas is a clear and practical guide to understanding and performing Brahms's music in the present.

Off the Record

Off the Record
Author: Neal Peres da Costa
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN 10: 0199920907
ISBN 13: 9780199920907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off the Record Book Review:

Off the Record is a revealing exploration of piano performing practices of the high Romantic era. Author and well-known keyboard player Neal Peres Da Costa bases his investigation on a range of early sound recordings (acoustic, piano roll and electric) that capture a generation of highly-esteemed pianists trained as far back as the mid-nineteenth-century. Placing general practices of late nineteenth-century piano performance alongside evidence of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of legendary pianists such as Carl Reinecke (1824-1910), Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), Camille Saint-Saëns (1838-1921) and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), he examines prevalent techniques of the time--dislocation, unnotated arpeggiation, rhythmic alteration, tempo fluctuation--and unfolds the background and lineage of significant performer/pedagogues. Throughout, Peres Da Costa demonstrates that these early recordings do not simply capture the idiosyncrasies of aging musicians as has been commonly asserted, but in fact represent a range of established expressive practices of a lost age. An extensive collection of these fascinating and sometimes rare professional recordings of the Romantic age masters are available on a companion web site, and in addition, Peres Da Costa, himself a renowned period keyboardist, illustrates points made throughout the book with his own playing. Of essential value to student and professional pianists, historical musicologists of 19th and early 20th century performance practice, and also to the general music aficionado audience, Off the Record is an indispensable resource for scholarly research, performance inspiration, and listening enjoyment.