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The Cambridge History of Musical Performance

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Colin Lawson, Robin Stowell, Nicholas Kenyon, William Weber, Corey Jamason, Natasha Loges, David Wright, Eleonora Rocconi, John Haines, Jeremy Summerly, Stefano Mengozzi, Jon Banks, Timothy McGee, Keith Polk, Owen Rees, Tim Carter, Richard Wistreich, David Ponsford, Jonathan Wainwright, Simon McVeigh, John Potter, Peter Walls, Michael Musgrave, Will Crutchfield, Ian Pace, Stephen Cottrell, Jane Manning, Anthony Payne, Roger Heaton, William Mival
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521896115

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  • 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 memorization, 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, the History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.

    • Re-examines the relationship between the score, the musical work and the performance, shedding new light on the history of performers
    • Combines a chronological approach with discussion of broader issues, enabling the broadest view of performance history yet
    • Features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences provide the volume with unique vitality and insight
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    "This book, which is longer than the latest Stephen King novel, might seem too large for a thumbnail review, but the subject it attempts to cover is so huge and comprehensive that a review 10 times the length would probably not so it justice."
    -- Early Music America Book Reviews

    "This compilation, with its large number of authors, exhibits differences in style, tone, organization of material, and approach to subject, but overall it hangs together in a remarkably cohesive whole."
    --Choice

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521896115
    • length: 932 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 1 table 59 music examples
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell
    Part I. Performance Through History:
    1. Performance today Nicholas Kenyon
    2. Political process, social structure, and musical performance in Europe since 1450 William Weber
    3. The evidence Robin Stowell
    4. The performer and the composer Corey Jamason
    5. The teaching of performance Natasha Loges and Colin Lawson
    6. Music and musical performance: histories in disjunction? David Wright
    Part II. Pre-Renaissance Performance:
    7. The ancient world Eleonora Rocconi
    8. Performance before c.1430: an overview John Haines
    9. Vocal performance before c.1430 Jeremy Summerly
    10. Instrumental performance before c.1430 Stefano Mengozzi
    11. Case study: Guillaume de Machaut: ballade 34, 'Quant Theseus/Ne quier veoir' John Haines
    Part III. Performance in the Renaissance (c.1430–1600):
    12. Performance in the Renaissance: an overview Jon Banks
    13. Vocal performance in the Renaissance Timothy McGee
    14. Instrumental performance in the Renaissance Keith Polk
    15. Case study: Seville cathedral's music in performance 1549–1599 Owen Rees
    Part IV. Performance in the Seventeenth Century:
    16. Performance in the seventeenth century: an overview Tim Carter
    17. Vocal performance in the seventeenth century Richard Wistreich
    18. Instrumental performance in the seventeenth century David Ponsford
    19. Case study: Monteverdi's Mass and Vespers (1610) Jonathan Wainwright
    Part V. Performance in the 'Long Eighteenth Century':
    20. Performance in the 'long eighteenth century': an overview Simon McVeigh
    21. Vocal performance in 'the long eighteenth century' John Potter
    22. Instrumental performance in 'the long eighteenth century' Peter Walls
    23. Case study: Mozart: Symphonies in E flat major K543, G minor K550 and C major K551 Colin Lawson
    Part VI. Performance in the Nineteenth Century:
    24. Performance in the nineteenth century: an overview Michael Musgrave
    25. Vocal performance in the nineteenth century Will Crutchfield
    26. Instrumental performance in the nineteenth century Ian Pace
    27. Case study: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Robin Stowell
    Part VII. The Twentieth Century and Beyond:
    28. Musical performance in the twentieth century: an overview Stephen Cottrell
    29. Vocal performance in the twentieth century and beyond Jane Manning and Anthony Payne
    30. Instrumental performance in the twentieth century and beyond Roger Heaton
    31. Case study: Karlheinz Stockhausen: Gruppen für drei Orchester William Mival
    Part VIII:
    32. The future? Colin Lawson and Robin Stowell
    Bibliography.

  • Editors

    Colin Lawson, Royal College of Music, London
    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 Lefèvre 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.

    Robin Stowell, Cardiff University
    Robin Stowell is Professor of Music and Director of the Centre for Research into Historically Informed Performance at Cardiff University. Educated at the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, he is also a violinist/period violinist and has performed, broadcast and recorded with The Academy of Ancient Music and other period-ensembles. Since his pioneering book Violin Technique and Performance Practice in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (1985) he has published widely on issues of performance practice, organology, music of the 'long eighteenth century', violinists, chamber music and string playing in general. His more recent major publications include The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet (2003), The Early Violin and Viola (2001), a monograph on Beethoven's Violin Concerto (1998) and a co-authored volume (with Colin Lawson) on historical performance (1999), the first of a series of which he is co-editor.

    Contributors

    Colin Lawson, Robin Stowell, Nicholas Kenyon, William Weber, Corey Jamason, Natasha Loges, David Wright, Eleonora Rocconi, John Haines, Jeremy Summerly, Stefano Mengozzi, Jon Banks, Timothy McGee, Keith Polk, Owen Rees, Tim Carter, Richard Wistreich, David Ponsford, Jonathan Wainwright, Simon McVeigh, John Potter, Peter Walls, Michael Musgrave, Will Crutchfield, Ian Pace, Stephen Cottrell, Jane Manning, Anthony Payne, Roger Heaton, William Mival

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