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The historical performance of music: an introduction

Lawson, Colin and Stowell, Robin 1999. The historical performance of music: an introduction. Cambridge Handbooks to the Historical Performance of Music, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/CBO9780511481710

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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
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Additional Information: Spanish translation: La interpretación histórica de la música (Madrid, Alianza Música, 2005, [pp 222, ISBN 84-206-8207-1]
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521621939
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 15:53

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