Classical and Romantic Music
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...
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-SaÃ«ns lecture on the performance of old music...
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...
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...
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...