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by Roger Norrington,Clive Brown

The past ten years have seen a rapidly growing interest in performing and recording Classical and Romantic music with period instruments; yet the relationship of composers' notation to performing practices during that period has received only sporadic attention from scholars, and many aspects of composers' intentions have remained uncertain. Brown here identifies areas in which musical notation conveyed rather different messages to the musicians for whom it was written than it does to modern performers, and seeks to look beyond the notation to understand how composers might have expected to hear their music realized in performance. There is ample evidence to demonstrate that, in many respects, the sound worlds in which Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, and Brahms created their music were more radically different from ours than is generally assumed.
Download Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900 epub
ISBN: 0198161654
ISBN13: 978-0198161653
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Roger Norrington,Clive Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 1 edition (March 23, 2000)
Pages: 680 pages
ePUB size: 1460 kb
FB2 size: 1382 kb
Rating: 4.9
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A wonderful reference booki
This is the single most important work on this topic for any musicians serious about informing themselves of the practices of musicians and composers of European music in the 18th and 19th centuries. Almost everything you need to know is right here. Clive Brown has collated all the data, done all the research and distilled it into this single tome of brilliance. Every musician who plays this repertoire should own this book and heed its contents.
There is great depth of musical examples to back up assertions on just about every topic.But I find it strange that where he is in direct contradiction of the Salzburg Mozarteum and the editors of the Neue Mozart Ausgabe
on the issue of Appoggiaturas in Mozart, there is not any depth of evidence to support his position.
Not very objectively written, but still informative.
Very useful for professionals. My cello teacher at conservatory (Germany) suggested it to read, few of the students have it read. I looked at it through and can tell it is for everybody who studies/ plays music and wants to understand it.
Perhaps it's more focused on sources and manuscripts than on praxis but it is very interesting.
I realize it's impossible to cover a century-and-a-half of performance practice in just over 600 pages, but I was disappointed to see the accompaniment of recitative virtually ignored. Given the numbers of operas by Mozart alone and the prevalence of secco and recitative accompagnato, I certainly expected some discussion - at least a paragraph! There really is NONE. There's an 8 page section termed "Recitative Accompaniment" and I got all excited when I saw it! But it only talks about the movement in the early 19th century to move away from using keyboard instruments to more cello and strings in general. I didn't need an expensive book to tell me that.
Leader in the field of performance practice, Clive Brown makes historically accurate musical performance understandable.
I highly recommend this book!
Susan Bennett