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Instrumental performance in the twentieth century and beyond

Heaton, R (2012) 'Instrumental performance in the twentieth century and beyond.' In: Lawson, C and Stowell, R, eds. The Cambridge history of musical performance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 778-797. ISBN 9780521896115

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 Chapter or Section
Keywords: Machaut, Guillaume de, ca. 1300-1377 - Criticism and interpretation. Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643 - Criticism and interpretation. Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643 - Performance practice. Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643 - Sacred music. Monteverdi, Claudio, 1567-1643. Vespers (1610) Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 - Criticism and interpretation. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 - Performance practice. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 - Symphonies. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Symphony, no.39, K543, E-flat major. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Symphony, no.40, K550, G minor. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Symphony, no.41, K551, C major, ("Jupiter") Stockhausen, Karlheinz, 1928-2007 - Criticism and interpretation. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 - Criticism and interpretation. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 - Opera. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 - Performance practice. Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883. Tristan und Isolde. Music - History and criticism. Music history - Antiquity. Music history - Medieval. Music history - Renaissance. Music history - Baroque. Music history - Classical. Music history - Romantic. Music history - 20th century. Music history - 21st century. Performance practice - to 1500. Performance practice - 15th century. Performance practice - 16th century. Performance practice - 18th century. Performance practice - 19th century. Performance practice - 20th century. Performance practice - 21st century. Cathedrals. Church music - History. Music — Performance — History. Performance practice (Music) Music.
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 10:20
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 14:06
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/879
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