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The Library of Essays on Music Performance Practice: The Library of Essays on Music Performance Practice


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The Library of Essays on Music Performance Practice: 4-Volume Set

The Library of Essays on Music Performance Practice: 4-Volume Set

1st Edition

Mary Cyr
August 02, 2011

The revival of interest in early instruments that began over a hundred years ago has more recently led to a desire amongst scholars, performers, and listeners to understand how old instruments sounded, how music was sung and by whom, and how musical symbols were interpreted. The essays brought...

Baroque Music

Baroque Music

1st Edition

Peter Walls
July 28, 2011

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-Saëns lecture on the performance of old music...

Classical and Romantic Music

Classical and Romantic Music

1st Edition

David Milsom
July 20, 2011

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...

Medieval Music

Medieval Music

1st Edition

Honey Meconi
July 18, 2011

Almost a thousand years of music are treated in this volume on the performance practice of the Middle Ages, covering monophony and polyphony, sacred and secular, genre and theory. The essays selected deal with the most crucial of performers' decisions: pitch, rhythm, and performing forces, as well...

Renaissance Music

Renaissance Music

1st Edition

Kenneth Kreitner
June 15, 2011

We know what, say, a Josquin mass looks like”but what did it sound like? This is a much more complex and difficult question than it may seem. Kenneth Kreitner has assembled twenty articles, published between 1946 and 2009, by scholars exploring the performance of music from the fifteenth and...

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