The Cambridge history of musical performance

Lawson, C. and Stowell, R., eds. (2012) The Cambridge history of musical performance. The Cambridge history of music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521896115 (hardback) 9781316183229 (e-book)

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Abstract

The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorisation, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, this History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musical performance, history
Subjects: Music History
Music and society
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 14:40
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2019 14:40
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521896115
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/707

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