Left-hand expression in cello playing: exploring approaches to shifting

Lisboa, T. and Gualda, F. (2009) Left-hand expression in cello playing: exploring approaches to shifting. In: International Symposium on Performance Science 2009, 15-18 December 2009, New Zealand.

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Abstract

This investigation explores aspects of musical interpretation in relation to left-hand cello technique. It focuses on how listeners, performers, and teachers approach shifting, both in terms of its functionality and its expressive use in portamenti. The method involved appraisal of five selected interpretations through listening experiments with cellists and other instrumentalists, analyses of portamenti, and interviews. The results revealed that listeners generally preferred contemporary recordings with less obvious use of portamenti and that cellists tended to rate the use of portamenti higher than other instrumentalists.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: performance, expression, string playing, shifting, preferences
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Performance Science
Division: Performance Science
Depositing User: Tania Lisboa
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2018 13:20
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 13:23
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/336

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