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Musical Performance
A Guide to Understanding

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John Rink, Colin Lawson, Peter Walls, Janet Ritterman, Jane Davidson, Stefan Reid, Aaron Williamon, Peter Hill, Jane Davidson, Elaine Goodman, Elizabeth Valentine, Eric Clarke, Peter Johnson, Raymond Monelle, Jonathan Dunsby
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  • This book unravels the complexities of playing music and reveals aspects of learning, playing and responding to music relevant to performances of all levels. A survey of performance through the ages leads to a presentation of basic historical, analytical and psychological concepts. Four chapters follow on teaching, development, practice and memorization. The next section considers the "translation" from score to sound, physical projection, ensemble playing and performance anxiety. The final section addresses the act of listening, the legacy of recordings, music criticism and "performers on performance".

    • This is the most wide-ranging accessible guide to musical performance
    • It is fully comprehensive in its approach to Western 'classical' music
    • Covers both practical and academic aspects of musical performance
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    "Overall this volume eschews theorizing, and several of the authors rely heavily on empirical studies to confirm what only anecdotal evidence has previously supported.... accessible for performers and teachers at all levels...." Choice

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511074691
    • contains: 20 music examples
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction John Rink
    Part I. Conceptions and Preconceptions:
    1. Performing through history Colin Lawson
    2. Historical performance and the modern performer Peter Walls
    3. Analysis and (or?) performance John Rink
    4. Understanding the psychology of performance Eric Clarke
    Part II. Learning to Perform:
    5. On teaching performance Janet Ritterman
    6. Developing the ability to perform Jane Davidson
    7. Preparing for performance Stefan Reid
    8. Memorising music Aaron Williamon
    Part III. Making Music:
    9. From score to sound Peter Hill
    10. Communicating with the body in performance Jane Davidson
    11. Ensemble performance Elaine Goodman
    12. The fear of performance Elizabeth Valentine
    Part IV. Interpreting Performance:
    13. Listening to performance Eric Clarke
    14. The legacy of recordings Peter Johnson
    15. The criticism of musical performance Raymond Monelle
    16. Performers on performance Jonathan Dunsby.

  • Editor

    John Rink, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    John Rink, Colin Lawson, Peter Walls, Janet Ritterman, Jane Davidson, Stefan Reid, Aaron Williamon, Peter Hill, Jane Davidson, Elaine Goodman, Elizabeth Valentine, Eric Clarke, Peter Johnson, Raymond Monelle, Jonathan Dunsby

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