Source:Cambridge Scholars Publishing,, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, p.xiii, 185 pages : (2022)
Mots-clés:(OCoLC)fst01063372, fast, Music, Performance, Performance., Piano
Includes bibliographical references and discography.Chapter 1. Introduction. 1.1. Context ; 1.2. Scope -- Chapter 2. Repertoire, pianists, and methodology. 2.1. Repertoire and pianists ; 2.2. Methodology ; 2.3. Measuring global tempo variation ; 2.4. Measuring local tempo variation -- Chapter 3. Developing a descriptive taxonomy : Six stylistic variables of tempo and tempo variation. 3.1. Two variables of basic tempo ; 3.2. Two variables of global tempo variation ; 3.3. Two variables of local tempo variation ; 3.4. A framework for evaluating styles of tempo and tempo variation -- Chapter 4. Case study 1--individual style of Valentina Lisitsa. 4.1. Tempo in fast passages and sections ; 4.2. Tempo in slow passages and sections ; 4.3. Tendency to use sectional flexibility ; 4.4. Tendency to use structural rallentando ; 4.5. Tendency to accentuate melodic-harmonic nuances ; 4.6. Tendency to accentuate metrical-rhythmic nuances ; 4.7. Conclusion: Lisitsa's style from a holistic view -- Chapter 5. Case study 2--individual style of Lars Vogt. 5.1. Tempo in fast passages and sections ; 5.2. Tempo in slow passages and sections ; 5.3. Tendency to use sectional flexibility ; 5.4. Tendency to use structural rallentando ; 5.5. Tendency to accentuate melodic-harmonic nuances ; 5.6. Tendency to accentuate metrical-rhythmic nuances ; 5.7. Conclusion: Vogt's style from a holistic view -- Chapter 6. Conclusions and further considerations. 6.1. Conclusions ; 6.2. Further considerations -- References -- Discography -- Appendix 1. Critical reviews of Valentina Lisitsa's performances ; Appendix 2. Critical reviews of Lars Vogt's performances.In the age of online music, the repertoire and the number of recordings that we can listen to have enormously expanded. Modern-day ears are filled with a huge variety of performance styles, from Vladimir Horowitz's expressive Mozart to Glenn Gould's articulated Bach. Nevertheless, musicians and musicologists seem to find it difficult, if not impossible, to put what they hear into words. This book constructs a taxonomical framework through which six important aspects of tempo can be evaluated. To assess the extent to which performers embody these aspects in their performances, it analyses 30 recordings of three solo piano pieces in depth: two by Chopin and one by Liszt. Case studies of two pianists-Valentina Lisitsa and Lars Vogt-show that the framework can precisely describe and accurately evaluate a performer's style of tempo and tempo variation. This book contributes to the reader's understanding of the constituent features of tempo and will deepen their knowledge of individuality and commonality in piano performance styles.