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?

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.

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.

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.

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard
Author: Martin Harlow
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2012-04-05
ISBN 10: 1107002486
ISBN 13: 9781107002487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mozart s Chamber Music with Keyboard Book Review:

Renowned scholars and performers present a wide range of different perspectives on Mozart's chamber music with keyboard.

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"--

The Early Violin and Viola

The Early Violin and Viola
Author: Robin Stowell,Stowell Robin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2001-07-26
ISBN 10: 9780521625555
ISBN 13: 0521625556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Violin and Viola Book Review:

An invaluable guide to the available historical source material on playing the violin and viola.

Exploring Virtuosities Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond

Exploring Virtuosities  Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst  Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond
Author: Christine Hoppe,Melanie von Goldbeck,Maiko Kawabata
Publsiher: Georg Olms Verlag
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2018-05-02
ISBN 10: 3487156628
ISBN 13: 9783487156620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Virtuosities Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Nineteenth Century Musical Practices and Beyond Book Review:

Over the last decade, musicological interest in both the composing virtuoso of the nineteenth century and the phenomenon of virtuosity has increased. Moving beyond approaches to music solely in terms of works allowed for a range of perspectives on concepts of virtuosity to emerge. Such cultural theory-based approaches crucially put the traditional musicological image of the virtuoso into a broader context. Recent advances in performance studies, furthermore, emphasise the need to include factors such as staging, the audience, sound and space, and musical practices, in our understanding of the complex phenomenon of virtuosity. The present volume tries to meet the challenges raised by these multi-layered perspectives by varying the foci on virtuosity – from specific attention to individual virtuosi and considerations of virtuosity’s historical and social context to broader questions regarding innovations in the current landscape and future virtuoso phenomena. The broad range of topics centres on the composer and virtuoso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst and his immediate sphere of influence. The contributions in the present volume not only reveal the complexity of the research field of virtuosity but also liberate Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst from the shadow of fixed, mainly non-musical, discourses on virtuosity around Paganini. The enclosed CD with recordings by Guillaume Tardif, Philippe Borer, Clive Brown and Friederike Spangenberg enriches these texts by including the dimension of sound.

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: 0191634557
ISBN 13: 9780191634550
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.

A Violinist s Handbook

A Violinist s Handbook
Author: Jay Zhong
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 60
Release: 2005-02
ISBN 10: 0595343449
ISBN 13: 9780595343447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Violinist s Handbook Book Review:

Carrying the torch of the Russian violin school that was handed down by towering performers like Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein, Jay Zhong records his pedegogical findings on violin performance in A Violinist's Handbook, A Simpler Manual to Learn the Instrument. Mr. Zhong was a disciple of the celebrated violin master Elmar Oliveira and the noted Russian teacher Raphael Bronstein, an pupil of the great Leopold Auer. Mr. Zhong's talent was discovered and recognized by Nathan Milstein at age 14, and subsequently promoted by concert manager Harold Shaw. Mr. Zhong has performed as a solo violinist and chamber musician on four continents of the globe. He has held violin professorship at California State University, Los Angeles, Western Illinois University, and taught master-classes at Southern Methodist University, University of Delaware, University of Kansas at Lawrence, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music in China, among other music institutions.

Violin Concerto Op 64

Violin Concerto  Op  64
Author: Felix Mendelssohn,Carl Flesch
Publsiher: Warner Bros Publications
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1985-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780769293110
ISBN 13: 0769293115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Concerto Op 64 Book Review:

A Violin solo with Piano Accompaniment composed by Felix Mendelssohn and arranged by Carl Flesch.

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Author: Robin Stowell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 1990-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780521397445
ISBN 13: 0521397448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries Book Review:

This volume examines in detail the numerous violin treatises of the late- 18th and early-19th centuries. It provides an historical and technical guide to violin pedagogical method, technique and performance practice during this period.

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth century Violin Performance

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth century Violin Performance
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Ashgate Pub Limited
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015052302638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth century Violin Performance Book Review:

"To arrive at a better understanding of performance in this period, the book examines performing style in the German, and Franco-Belgian schools of violin playing from c.1850-c.1900. Milsom explores selected instrumental treatises written by noted players and theorists, together with a number of recorded performances given by celebrated artists in the early years of the twentieth century, to review the similarities and differences between theory and practice."--BOOK JACKET.

Before the Chinrest

Before the Chinrest
Author: Stanley Ritchie
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN 10: 0253001110
ISBN 13: 9780253001115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before the Chinrest Book Review:

Drawing on the principles of Francesco Geminiani and four decades of experience as a baroque and classical violinist, Stanley Ritchie offers a valuable resource for anyone wishing to learn about 17th-18th-and early 19th-century violin technique and style. While much of the work focuses on the technical aspects of playing the pre-chinrest violin, these approaches are also applicable to the viola, and in many ways to the modern violin. Before the Chinrest includes illustrated sections on right- and left-hand technique, aspects of interpretation during the Baroque, Classical, and early-Romantic eras, and a section on developing proper intonation.

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth Century Violin Performance

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth Century Violin Performance
Author: David Milsom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781138720800
ISBN 13: 1138720801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theory and Practice in Late Nineteenth Century Violin Performance Book Review:

This title was first published in 2003. With most of western art music, it can be argued that music-making requires performers to interpret a composer's original, notated ideas. Often, an informed and perceptive reading of the score needs to be combined with the inspiration to convey the feelings and emotions intended by the composer. The difficulties inherent in such an undertaking are further heightened when the music was composed several generations ago. In this book, David Milsom argues that in order to convey late nineteenth-century musical style appropriately, the performer needs to have a grasp of the philosophical orientation of musical thinking at that time. In effect, one must 'unlearn' the value systems of the present, in order to assimilate those of the late nineteenth century. To arrive at a better understanding of performance in this period, the book examines performing style in the German and Franco-Belgian schools of violin playing from c.1850 - c.1900. Milsom explores selected instrumental treatises written by noted players and theorists, together with a number of recorded performances given by celebrated artists in the early years of the twentieth century, to review the similarities and differences between theory and practice. An accompanying CD illustrates this relationship.

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 3

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies  Part 3
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Publsiher: A-R Editions, Inc.
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 1987204549
ISBN 13: 9781987204544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 3 Book Review:

This volume represents two important aspects of early-nineteenth-century taste in chamber music: a predilection for “mixed” groupings, including winds and strings; and a preference for larger groupings, including nonets. The sheer number of such works composed, along with data from publishing catalogs and concert programs, is evidence of the contemporary taste for varied chamber music. The present volume gives a selection of three large-scale chamber arrangements of Beethoven’s symphonies. Michael Gotthard Fischer’s arrangement of the sixth symphony for string sextet provides an example of this less common format. The nonet arrangement of the second symphony for flute, two horns, two violins, two violas, cello, and bass by Ferdinand Ries shows the flexibility of performance forces in this repertoire as well as the publishers’ and composers’ desires to capitalize on their popularity, given that this arrangement can be performed with or without the addition of winds. The arrangement of the fourth symphony by William Watts stands between the sextet and nonet arrangements noted above in its combination of one flute with six strings.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Paliashvili to Pohle

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians  Paliashvili to Pohle
Author: Stanley Sadie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:X004956470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians Paliashvili to Pohle Book Review:

The Violin Conspiracy

The Violin Conspiracy
Author: Brendan Slocumb
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-02-01
ISBN 10: 059331543X
ISBN 13: 9780593315439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Violin Conspiracy Book Review:

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK! • Ray McMillian is a Black classical musician on the rise—undeterred by the pressure and prejudice of the classical music world—when a shocking theft sends him on a desperate quest to recover his great-great-grandfather’s heirloom violin on the eve of the most prestigious musical competition in the world. “I loved The Violin Conspiracy for exactly the same reasons I loved The Queen’s Gambit: a surprising, beautifully rendered underdog hero I cared about deeply and a fascinating, cutthroat world I knew nothing about—in this case, classical music.” —Chris Bohjalian, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch Growing up Black in rural North Carolina, Ray McMillian’s life is already mapped out. But Ray has a gift and a dream—he’s determined to become a world-class professional violinist, and nothing will stand in his way. Not his mother, who wants him to stop making such a racket; not the fact that he can’t afford a violin suitable to his talents; not even the racism inherent in the world of classical music. When he discovers that his beat-up, family fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, all his dreams suddenly seem within reach, and together, Ray and his violin take the world by storm. But on the eve of the renowned and cutthroat Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—the violin is stolen, a ransom note for five million dollars left in its place. Without it, Ray feels like he's lost a piece of himself. As the competition approaches, Ray must not only reclaim his precious violin, but prove to himself—and the world—that no matter the outcome, there has always been a truly great musician within him.

Bach s Solo Violin Works

Bach s Solo Violin Works
Author: Jaap Schroder,Jaap Schröder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131690567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bach s Solo Violin Works Book Review:

Provides a detailed but informal guide to the performance of Bach's six Sonatas and Partitas for unaccompanied violin.

The Harvard Dictionary of Music

The Harvard Dictionary of Music
Author: Willi Apel
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2003-11-28
ISBN 10: 9780674011632
ISBN 13: 0674011635
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Harvard Dictionary of Music Book Review:

This comprehensive single-volume music reference covers a wide range of topics, including all styles of Western music as well as the music of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, with articles by experts, short "quick reference" essays, and a wide range of instruments. (Performing Arts)