The Historical Performance of Music: An Introduction (Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music)

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  • Publish Date: 1999-11-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Colin Lawson;Robin Stowell

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This volume offers an up-to-date overview of historical performance, surveying the various current issues (such as the influence of recording) and suggesting possible future developments. Its core comprises discussion of the period performer's myriad primary source materials and their interpretation, the various aspects of style and general technique that combine to make up a well-grounded, period interpretation, and a survey of performance conditions and practices, focusing on the period c. 1700-c. 1900. Many of the principles outlined are illustrated in case studies of works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms.

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