Notes become music : a guidebook from the Viennese piano tradition /

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New York ;, United States, p.1 online resource (2019)

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Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.), Piano music


Includes index.Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.Notes Become Music: A Guidebook from the Viennese Piano Tradition addresses the many unwritten nuances of dynamics, articulation and agogics as an expression of fundamental principles of a common European musical language. It treats the score as an incomplete musical shorthand that outlines the compositional and interpretive imperatives implicit within it, drawing on historical records from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and detailed comparisons of works to underline the author's presentation of Viennese tradition. This book is not primarily concerned with questions of style or interpretation. Rather, it explains the many facets of musical notation that were taken for granted by composers who assumed a knowledge of the piano tradition of their day. Notes Become Music informs not only those students in countries where the central European music tradition is still unfamiliar, but also a younger generation of Europeans who have grown up without a living connection to their musical past.Walter Fleischmann is Professor Emeritus of Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.