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The Performance of Older Music

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter contrasts the attitudes toward performance of late-romantic works of Schenker's own time with performance demands of older music and music by the great classical masters. Contrary to ... More


The Earliest Quartets (ca. 1755–60 [?ca. 1757–59]): Op. 0; Op. 1 Nos. 1,2,3,4, and 6; Op. 2 Nos. 1,2,4, and 6

Floyd Grave and Margaret Grave

in The String Quartets of Joseph Haydn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195173574
eISBN:
9780199872152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173574.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The ten earliest quartets were initially disseminated in manuscript copies. They reached publishers in Paris and Amsterdam only in the 1760s. All are closely related in style, and all have ... More


Superabundance: Spectacle, Scale, and Excess

Tim Rutherford-Johnson

in Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520283145
eISBN:
9780520959040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283145.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Thanks to developments in particle physics, astronomy, and genetics, as well as international travel, finance, and communication the cultural horizon of the 21st century is acquainted with both the ... More


Figures: Spinning Straw into Gold

Geoffrey Burgess

in The Pathetick Musician: Moving an Audience in the Age of Eloquence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199373734
eISBN:
9780199373772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373734.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter takes a closer look at musical figuration, as the way composers and performers elaborate a basic idea or inventio. The need to go beyond the notes on the page to create a meaningful and ... More


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