Historical Performance of Music An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521627389

ISBN-13: 9780521627382

Edition: 1999

Authors: Colin J. Lawson, Robin Stowell, Robin Stowell, Robin Stowell

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This text offers a concise overview of historical performance, taking into account the many significant developments that have taken place in the discipline, particularly in the 1990s. It addresses practical matters rather than philosophical issues.
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Book details

List price: $40.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/11/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Colin Lawson is Director of the Royal College of Music, London. He has an international profile as a period clarinettist and has played principal in most of Britain's leading period orchestras, notably The Hanover Band, the English Concert and the London Classical Players, with whom he has recorded extensively and toured world-wide. Described by Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung as 'a brilliant, absolutely world-class player' he has appeared as a soloist in many international venues, including London's major concert halls and New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. His recent discography includes two volumes of sonatas by Lef�vre in their original scoring for C clarinet and cello. Colin has published widely, especially for Cambridge University Press. With Robin Stowell, he is co-editor of a series of Cambridge handbooks to the historical performance of music, for which he co-authored an introductory volume and contributed a book on the early clarinet.

List of figures
Preface
Music as history
Introduction
The nature and development of historical awareness
Influential reworkings of Bach and Handel
Historical considerations
The pioneers: individuals and institutions
The role of musical expression
Arguments pro and con
Post-war philosophies
Period Mozart and beyond
The current scene
The application of primary sources
Surviving instruments
Iconographical sources
Historical archives
Literary sources
Practical treatises -- uses and limitations
Practical treatises -- a summary
Theoretical treatises
The importance of communication
The role of editions
Musical taste
Changes in musical style
National idioms
Articulation
Melodic inflection
Accentuation
Tempo
Rhythmic alteration
Ornamentation
Extempore embellishment
Improvisation
Continuo accompaniment
Conditions and practices
Introduction
Pitch
Temperament
Vocal practices
Venues and programmes
Orchestral constitution and placement
Direction
Nineteenth-century changes
Case studies in ensemble music
St Matthew Passion BWV 244
Serenade for 13 instruments K361
Berlioz: Episode de la vie d'un Artiste, Symphonie Fantastique en cinq parties Op. 14
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 73
The continuing debate
Introduction
The social position of historical music
A snapshot from 1983
Authenticity and Early Music
The 1990s
The future?
Notes
Select bibliography
Index
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