Classical and romantic music

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Ashgate,, Farnham, p.xxxii, 495 p. : (2011)


0754628590 (hbk.) :

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18th century, 18th century., 19th century, 19th century., History, History and criticism., Music, Performance practice (Music)


Essays originally published 1973-2010.Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references and index.Pt. I. Style and purpose: appraising eighteenth and nineteenth century aesthetics. 1. Performing classical repertoire: the unbridgeable gulf between contemporary practice and historical reality / Clive Brown -- 2. Mozart as early music: a romantic antidote / Laurence Dreyfus -- 3. Listening and responding to the evidence of ealy twentieth-century performance / Daniel Leech-Wilkinson -- Pt. II. Studies in historical sources. 4. Mathis Lussy's Traite de l'expressione musicale as a window into performance practice / Michael D. Green -- 5. Quantz's unegal: implications for the performance of 18th-century music / Claire A. Fontijn -- 6. The recordings of Joachim, Ysaÿe and Sarasate in light of their reception by nineteenth-century British critics / Dorottya Fabian -- Pt. III. Instruments, ensembles and conducting. 7. Towards a Verdian ideal of singing: emancipation from modern orthodoxy / Roger Freitas -- 8. Brahms's pianos and the performance of his late piano works / Camilla Cai --9. The orchestra in Beethoven's Vienna / Clive Brown -- 10. Mozart's Viennese orchestras / Dexter Edge -- 11. Rejected traditions: ensemble placement in nineteenth-century Paris / Donna M. Di Grazia -- 12. Style and sonority in Wagner string performance / David Milsom -- 13. The origins of the ideology of authenticity in interpretation: Mendelssohn, Berlioz and Wagner and conductors / Jośe Antonio Bowen -- Pt. IV. Tempo and rhythm. 14. Historical performance, metronome marks and tempo in Beethoven's symphonies / Clive Brown -- 15. The case of compensating rubato / Sarah Martin -- 16. Tempo as an expressive element in the late Romantic lied / Edward F. Kravitt -- 17. New light on late eighteenth-century tempo: William Crotch's pendulum markings / Emanuel Rubin -- Pt. V. Aspects of notation. 18. Dots and strokes in late 18th- and 19th-century music / Clive Brown -- 19. The expressive pause: punctuation, rests and breathing in England 1770-1850 / Robert Toft --20. Beggar at the door: the rise and fall of portamento in singing / John Potter -- 21. Bowing styles, vibrato and portamento in nineteenth-century violin playing / Clive Brown -- 22. Portamento and the phonograph effect / Mark Katz.