Expressiveness in Music Performance

Expressiveness in Music Performance
Author: Dorottya Fabian,Renee Timmers,Emery Schubert
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0199659648
ISBN 13: 9780199659647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressiveness in Music Performance Book Review:

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance across diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice conventions? What are the conceptualisations of expression and the roles of performers that shape expressive performance? This book brings together research from a range of disciplines that use diverse methodologies to provide new perspectives and formulate answers to these questions about the meaning, means, and contextualisation of expressive performance in music. The contributors to this book explore expressiveness in music performance in four interlinked parts. Starting with the philosophical and historical underpinnings crucially relevant for Western classical musical performance it then reaches out to cross-cultural issues and finally focuses the attention on various specific problems, including the teaching of expressive music performance skills.The overviews provide a focussed and comprehensive account of the current state of research as well as new developments and a prospective of future directions. This is a valuable new book for those in the fields of music, music psychology, and music education.

Expressiveness in music performance

Expressiveness in music performance
Author: Dorottya Fabian,Renee Timmers,Emery Schubert
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2014-07-03
ISBN 10: 0191634565
ISBN 13: 9780191634567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressiveness in music performance Book Review:

What does it mean to be expressive in music performance across diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice conventions? What are the conceptualisations of expression and the roles of performers that shape expressive performance? This book brings together research from a range of disciplines that use diverse methodologies to provide new perspectives and formulate answers to these questions about the meaning, means, and contextualisation of expressive performance in music. The contributors to this book explore expressiveness in music performance in four interlinked parts. Starting with the philosophical and historical underpinnings crucially relevant for Western classical musical performance it then reaches out to cross-cultural issues and finally focuses the attention on various specific problems, including the teaching of expressive music performance skills. The overviews provide a focussed and comprehensive account of the current state of research as well as new developments and a prospective of future directions. This is a valuable new book for those in the fields of music, music psychology, and music education.

Musicians in the Making

Musicians in the Making
Author: John Scott Rink,Helena Gaunt,Aaron Williamon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 375
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0199346674
ISBN 13: 9780199346677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musicians in the Making Book Review:

'Musicians in the Making' explores the creative development of musicians in formal and informal learning contexts. It promotes a novel view of creativity, arguing that creative learning is a complex, lifelong process. Sixteen extended chapters by leading experts are featured alongside ten 'insights' by internationally prominent performers and teachers.

Musical Excellence

Musical Excellence
Author: Aaron Williamon,Centre for the Study of Music Performance Aaron Williamon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2004-06-17
ISBN 10: 9780198525356
ISBN 13: 0198525354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Excellence Book Review:

Offers performers, teachers, and researchers, new perspectives and practical guidance for enhancing performance and managing the stress that typically accompanies performance situations. It draws together the findings of pioneering initiatives from across the arts and sciences.

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction
Author: Micheline Lesaffre,Pieter-Jan Maes,Marc Leman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 1317219724
ISBN 13: 9781317219729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction captures a new paradigm in the study of music interaction, as a wave of recent research focuses on the role of the human body in musical experiences. This volume brings together a broad collection of work that explores all aspects of this new approach to understanding how we interact with music, addressing the issues that have roused the curiosities of scientists for ages: to understand the complex and multi-faceted way in which music manifests itself not just as sound but also as a variety of cultural styles, not just as experience but also as awareness of that experience. With contributions from an interdisciplinary and international array of scholars, including both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the Companion explores an equally impressive array of topics, including: Dynamical music interaction theories and concepts Expressive gestural interaction Social music interaction Sociological and anthropological approaches Empowering health and well-being Modeling music interaction Music-based interaction technologies and applications This book is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand human interaction with music from an embodied perspective.

The Emotional Power of Music

The Emotional Power of Music
Author: Tom Cochrane,Bernardino Fantini,Klaus R. Scherer
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 0191504963
ISBN 13: 9780191504969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emotional Power of Music Book Review:

How can an abstract sequence of sounds so intensely express emotional states? How does music elicit or arouse our emotions? What happens at the physiological and neural level when we listen to music? How do composers and performers practically manage the expressive powers of music? How have societies sought to harness the powers of music for social or therapeutic purposes? In the past ten years, research into the topic of music and emotion has flourished. In addition, the relationship between the two has become of interest to a broad range of disciplines in both the sciences and humanities. The Emotional Power of Music is a multidisciplinary volume exploring the relationship between music and emotion. Bringing together contributions from psychologists, neuroscientists, musicologists, musicians, and philosophers, the volume presents both theoretical perspectives and in-depth explorations of particular musical works, as well as first-hand reports from music performers and composers. In the first section of the book, the authors consider the expression of emotion within music, through both performance and composing. The second section explores how music can stimulate the emotions, considering the psychological and neurological mechanisms that underlie music listening. The third section explores how different societes have sought to manage and manipulate the power of music. The book is valuable for those in the fields of music psychology and music education, as well as philosophy and musicology

Expression the Essence of Music

Expression  the Essence of Music
Author: Robert C. Musser
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2021-06-13
ISBN 10: 9781098360030
ISBN 13: 1098360036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expression the Essence of Music Book Review:

Musical expression can be learned! Expression: The Essence of Music is a guide to expressive performance intended for musicians, conductors, teachers, and students at any level. The author presents an approach to phrasing and performing and using musical nuances and conventions that can render any performance more musical and expressive. With clear explanations and musical examples, he shows how to incorporate these ideas and techniques into one's performance or teaching.

Musical Communication

Musical Communication
Author: Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation Raymond MacDonald,Evelyn Glennie,Reader in Psychology Raymond MacDonald,Professor of Education David J Hargreaves,Professor of Social Psychology Dorothy Miell,Raymond Mac Donald
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780198529354
ISBN 13: 019852935X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Communication Book Review:

Music is a powerful form of communication. It provides a means by which people can share emotions, intentions, and meaning. This new addition to the music psychology list brings together leading researchers to examine how music can be used to communicate and the biological, cognitive, social, and cultural processes which underlie such communication. It will be valuable for all those involved in music cognition, music education, and communication studies.

Expressive Conducting

Expressive Conducting
Author: Jerald Schwiebert,Dustin Barr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2017-10-04
ISBN 10: 135179535X
ISBN 13: 9781351795357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expressive Conducting Book Review:

Expressive Conducting: Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors applies the insight of movement and performance theory to the practice of conducting, offering a groundbreaking new approach to conducting. Where traditional conducting pedagogies often place emphasis on training parts of the body in isolation, Expressive Conducting teaches conductors to understand their gestures as part of an interconnected system that incorporates the whole body. Rather than emphasizing learning specific patterns and gestures, this book enables student and professional conductors to develop a conducting technique that is centered around expressing the themes of the music. Drawing parallels to the worlds of acting, this text treats the body as the conductor’s instrument. Coaching notes derived from years of experience as a performance movement specialist offer readers approachable methods for eliminating communication barriers—both conscious and subconscious—to encourage optimal performance, highlighting acting theory, movement exercises and the significance of weight distribution. Unlike other conducting approaches, this text understands that conducting resonates throughout the entire body and is not conveyed by the hands or baton alone. With a comprehensive consideration of the conductor’s body and movements, featuring over 50 original illustrations, Expressive Conducting advances strategies for improving one’s conducting skills in rehearsal and performance. Jerald Schwiebert has developed a practical language for expressive conducting. Together, Schwiebert and Barr present a text that is suitable for conducting students, instructors, and professionals alike.

Contemplating Art

Contemplating Art
Author: Jerrold Levinson
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2006-10-05
ISBN 10: 9780191525636
ISBN 13: 0191525634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemplating Art Book Review:

Contemplating Art is a compendium of writings from the last ten years by one of the leading figures in aesthetics, Jerrold Levinson. The book contains twenty-four essays and is divided into seven parts. The first is about issues relating to art in general, not specific to one art form. The second and longest part of the book is about philosophical problems specific to music. The third part focuses on pictorial art, and the fourth on interpretation, in particular the interpretation of literature and literary language. In the remaining parts of the book Levinson discusses aesthetic properties, issues in historical aesthetics, humour, and intrinsic value. These lively essays, rigorous but accessible, will appeal not only to philosophers but also to musicologists, literary theorists, art critics, and reflective lovers of the arts.

Beyond the Score

Beyond the Score
Author: Nicholas Cook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0199357404
ISBN 13: 9780199357406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Score Book Review:

In Beyond the Score: Music as Performance, author Nicholas Cook supplants the traditional musicological notion of music as writing, asserting instead that it is as performance that music is loved, understood, and consumed. This book reconceives music as an activity through which meaning is generated in real time, as Cook rethinks familiar assumptions and develops new approaches. Focusing primarily but not exclusively on the Western 'art' tradition, Cook explores perspectives that range from close listening to computational analysis, from ethnography to the study of recordings, and from the social relations constructed through performance to the performing (and listening) body. In doing so, he reveals not only that the notion of music as text has hampered academic understanding of music, but also that it has inhibited performance practices, placing them in a textualist straightjacket. Beyond the Score has a strong historical emphasis, touching on broad developments in twentieth-century performance style and setting them into their larger cultural context. Cook also investigates the relationship between recordings and performance, arguing that we do not experience recordings as mere reproductions of a performance but as performances in their own right. Beyond the Score is a comprehensive exploration of new approaches and methods for the study of music as performance, and will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of music scholars-including musicologists, music theorists, and music cognition scholars-everywhere.

The Evolution of Music

The Evolution of Music
Author: Leonid Perlovsky,Aleksey Nikolsky
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-28
ISBN 10: 2889662861
ISBN 13: 9782889662869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Pathetick Musician

The Pathetick Musician
Author: Bruce Haynes,Geoffrey Burgess
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN 10: 0199373736
ISBN 13: 9780199373734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pathetick Musician Book Review:

What is rhetorical music? In The Pathetick Musician, Bruce Haynes and Geoffrey Burgess illustrate the vital place of rhetoric and eloquent expression in the creation and performance of Baroque music. Through engaging explorations of the cantatas of J.S. Bach, the authors explode the conventional notion of historical authenticity in music, proposing adventurous new directions to reinvigorate the performance of early music in the modern setting. Along the way, Haynes and Burgess investigate intersections between music and oratory, dance, gesture, poetry, painting and sculpture, and offer insights into figural elaboration, articulation, nuance and temporality. Aimed primarily at performers of Baroque music, the book situates the study of performance practice in a broader cultural context, and as much as an invaluable resource for advanced study, it contains a wealth of information that pertains directly to anyone working in the field of early music. Based on a draft sketched by celebrated Baroque oboist and early music scholar Bruce Haynes before his death in 2011, The Pathetick Musician is the fruit of the combined wisdom of two musicians renowned equally for their contributions as performers and scholars. Drawing on an impressive array of Classical treatises on oratory, musical autographs and performance accounts, it is an essential companion to Haynes' controversial The End of Early Music. Geoffrey Burgess has taken up the broader claims of Haynes' philosophy to create a practical, accessible text that will be stimulating for all musicians interested in the rediscovery of early music. With copious musical examples, contemporaneous works of art, and a companion website with supplementary audio recordings, The Pathetick Musician is an invaluable resource for all interested in exploring new expressive possibilities in the performance and study of Baroque music.

Handbook of Music and Emotion

Handbook of Music and Emotion
Author: Patrik N. Juslin,John Sloboda
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2011-03-17
ISBN 10: 0191620726
ISBN 13: 9780191620720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Music and Emotion Book Review:

Music's ability to express and arouse emotions is a mystery that has fascinated both experts and laymen at least since ancient Greece. The predecessor to this book 'Music and Emotion' (OUP, 2001) was critically and commercially successful and stimulated much further work in this area. In the years since publication of that book, empirical research in this area has blossomed, and the successor to 'Music and Emotion' reflects the considerable activity in this area. The Handbook of Music and Emotion offers an 'up-to-date' account of this vibrant domain. It provides comprehensive coverage of the many approaches that may be said to define the field of music and emotion, in all its breadth and depth. The first section offers multi-disciplinary perspectives on musical emotions from philosophy, musicology, psychology, neurobiology, anthropology, and sociology. The second section features methodologically-oriented chapters on the measurement of emotions via different channels (e.g., self report, psychophysiology, neuroimaging). Sections three and four address how emotion enters into different aspects of musical behavior, both the making of music and its consumption. Section five covers developmental, personality, and social factors. Section six describes the most important applications involving the relationship between music and emotion. In a final commentary, the editors comment on the history of the field, summarize the current state of affairs, as well as propose future directions for the field. The only book of its kind, The Handbook of Music and Emotion will fascinate music psychologists, musicologists, music educators, philosophers, and others with an interest in music and emotion (e.g., in marketing, health, engineering, film, and the game industry). It will be a valuable resource for established researchers in the field, a developmental aid for early-career researchers and postgraduate research students, and a compendium to assist students at various levels. In addition, as with its predecessor, it will also attract interest from practising musicians and lay readers fascinated by music and emotion.

The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness

The Musician s Way   A Guide to Practice  Performance  and Wellness
Author: Gerald Klickstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2009-08-06
ISBN 10: 0199711291
ISBN 13: 9780199711291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Musician s Way A Guide to Practice Performance and Wellness Book Review:

In The Musician's Way, veteran performer and educator Gerald Klickstein combines the latest research with his 30 years of professional experience to provide aspiring musicians with a roadmap to artistic excellence. Part I, Artful Practice, describes strategies to interpret and memorize compositions, fuel motivation, collaborate, and more. Part II, Fearless Performance, lifts the lid on the hidden causes of nervousness and shows how musicians can become confident performers. Part III, Lifelong Creativity, surveys tactics to prevent music-related injuries and equips musicians to tap their own innate creativity. Written in a conversational style, The Musician's Way presents an inclusive system for all instrumentalists and vocalists to advance their musical abilities and succeed as performing artists.

Deeper Than Reason

Deeper Than Reason
Author: Jenefer Robinson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2005-04-07
ISBN 10: 0199263655
ISBN 13: 9780199263653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deeper Than Reason Book Review:

Jenefer Robinson uses modern psychological and neuroscientific research on the emotions to study our emotional involvement with the arts.

Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance

Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance
Author: Alexis Kirke,Eduardo R. Miranda
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 1447141237
ISBN 13: 9781447141235
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide to Computing for Expressive Music Performance Book Review:

This book discusses all aspects of computing for expressive performance, from the history of CSEMPs to the very latest research, in addition to discussing the fundamental ideas, and key issues and directions for future research. Topics and features: includes review questions at the end of each chapter; presents a survey of systems for real-time interactive control of automatic expressive music performance, including simulated conducting systems; examines two systems in detail, YQX and IMAP, each providing an example of a very different approach; introduces techniques for synthesizing expressive non-piano performances; addresses the challenges found in polyphonic music expression, from a statistical modelling point of view; discusses the automated analysis of musical structure, and the evaluation of CSEMPs; describes the emerging field of embodied expressive musical performance, devoted to building robots that can expressively perform music with traditional instruments.

Musical Understandings

Musical Understandings
Author: Stephen Davies
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2011-08-25
ISBN 10: 0199608776
ISBN 13: 9780199608775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Understandings Book Review:

Musical Understandings presents an engaging collection of essays by Stephen Davies on the philosophy of music. He explores a range of topics, including how music expresses emotion, modes of perception, and musical profundity. The volume includes original material, newly revised articles, and work published in English for the first time.

Musical Meaning and Expression

Musical Meaning and Expression
Author: Stephen Davies
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780801481512
ISBN 13: 0801481511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musical Meaning and Expression Book Review:

We talk not only of enjoying music, but of understanding it. Music is often taken to have expressive import--and in that sense to have meaning. But what does music mean, and how does it mean? Stephen Davies addresses these questions in this sophisticated and knowledgeable overview of current theories in the philosophy of music. Reviewing and criticizing the aesthetic positions of recent years, he offers a spirited explanation of his own position. Davies considers and rejects in turn the positions that music describes (like language), or depicts (like pictures), or symbolizes (in a distinctive fashion) emotions. Similarly, he resists the idea that music's expressiveness is to be explained solely as the composer's self-expression, or in terms of its power to evoke a response from the audience. Music's ability to describe emotions, he believes, is located within the music itself; it presents the aural appearance of what he calls emotion characteristics. The expressive power of music awakens emotions in the listener, and music is valued for this power although the responses are sometimes ones of sadness. Davies shows that appreciation and understanding may require more than recognition of and reaction to music's expressive character, but need not depend on formal musicological training.

Empirical Musicology

Empirical Musicology
Author: Eric Clarke,Nicholas Cook
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2004-09-02
ISBN 10: 019516749X
ISBN 13: 9780195167498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empirical Musicology Book Review:

Rather than advocating a new kind of musicology, 'Empirical Musicology' aims to provide a practical guide to empirical approaches that are ready for incorporation into the contemporary musicologist's toolkit.