The historical performance of music: an introduction

Lawson, C. and Stowell, R. (1999) The historical performance of music: an introduction. Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9780521621939 (hardback) 9780521627382 (paperback) 9780511481710 (e-book)

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Abstract

Offering students and performers a concise overview of historical performance, this 1999 book takes into account the many significant developments in the discipline. It addresses practical matters rather than philosophical issues and guides readers towards further investigation and interpretation of the evidence provided, not only in the various early instrumental and vocal treatises, but also in examples from the mainstream repertory. Designed as a parent volume for the series Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, this book provides an historical basis for artistic decision-making which has as its goal the re-creation of performances as close as possible to the composer's original conception. It relates many of the issues discussed to major works by Bach, Mozart, Berlioz and Brahms, composed c.1700–c.1900, the core period which forms the principal (though not exclusive) focus for the whole series.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Western classical music, historically informed performance, Bach, Mozart, Berlioz, Brahms
Subjects: Musical Instruments
Music History
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2019 15:32
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 16:05
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511481710
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/723

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