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Cambridge History of Musical Performance

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ISBN-10: 0521896118

ISBN-13: 9780521896115

Edition: 2012

Authors: Colin Lawson, Robin Stowell

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List price: $270.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/16/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 932
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.542
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.…    

Preface Colin Lawson
Performance Through History
Performance today
Political process, social structure, and musical performance in Europe since 1450
The evidence
The performer and the composer
The teaching of performance
Music and musical performance: histories in disjunction?
Pre-Renaissance Performance
The ancient world
Performance before c.1430: an overview
Vocal performance before c.1430
Instrumental performance before c.1430
Case study: Guillaume de Machaut: ballade 34, 'Quant Theseus/Ne quier veoir'
Performance in the Renaissance (c.1430-1600)
Performance in the Renaissance: an overview
Vocal performance in the Renaissance
Instrumental performance in the Renaissance
Case study: Seville cathedral's music in performance 1549-1599
Performance in the Seventeenth Century
Performance in the seventeenth century: an overview
Vocal performance in the seventeenth century
Instrumental performance in the seventeenth century
Case study: Monteverdi's Mass and Vespers (1610)
Performance in the 'Long Eighteenth Century'
Performance in the 'long eighteenth century': an overview
Vocal performance in 'the long eighteenth century'
Instrumental performance in 'the long eighteenth century'
Case study: Mozart: Symphonies in E flat major K543, G minor K550 and C major K551
Performance in the Nineteenth Century
Performance in the nineteenth century: an overview
Vocal performance in the nineteenth century
Instrumental performance in the nineteenth century
Case study: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
The Twentieth Century and Beyond
Musical performance in the twentieth century: an overview
Vocal performance in the twentieth century and beyond
Instrumental performance in the twentieth century and beyond
Case study: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Gruppen f�r drei Orchester
The future?
Bibliography