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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


Terry Riley's in C

Robert Carl

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195325287
eISBN:
9780199869428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325287.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book examines Terry Riley's In C as a new paradigm of “classical” composition. In C is only one page long, consists of fifty-three compact modules, is of open instrumentation and length, and ... More


Kairos (and Affectio)

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Turbulent economic times put improvisation at the centre stage of business management and organization studies. In principle, when reconstructing improvised decision making, symbolic representations ... More


Key Questions of Antagonist Music-Making: A View from Italy

Gianmario Borio

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

From the early 1960s through to the mid-1970s, a widespread desire on the Italian left to resist the ‘schematization of everyday life’, triggered by the pressures of politics and mass media, led to a ... More


The Multiple Politics of Henry Cow

Chris Cutler and Benjamin Piekut

in Red Strains: Music and Communism Outside the Communist Bloc

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265390
eISBN:
9780191760440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265390.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chris Cutler is a percussionist, composer, lyricist, and writer. He was a member of avant-rock group Henry Cow between 1971 and 1978, after which he co-founded international groups including Art ... More


Caccini’s Stages: Identity and Performance Space in the Late Cinquecento Court

MICHAEL MARKHAM

in The Music Room in Early Modern France and Italy: Sound, Space and Object

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265055
eISBN:
9780191754166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265055.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Celebrated performer Giulio Caccini's life as a court musician throws light on the ways in which the soloist formulated and reformulated his/her own identity in order to fit within each of the spaces ... More


After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Kenneth Hamilton

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book dissects the oft-invoked myth of a romantic Golden Age of Pianism. It discusses the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski and Busoni, and delves into the ... More


The Improvising Mind: Cognition and Creativity in the Musical Moment

Aaron Berkowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199590957
eISBN:
9780191594595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590957.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to improvise represents one of the highest levels of musical achievement. An improviser must master a musical language to such a degree as to be able spontaneously to invent stylistically ... More


Mendelssohn As Organ Improviser

Wm. A. Little

in Mendelssohn and the Organ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195394382
eISBN:
9780199863556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394382.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter focuses on Mendelssohn's skills in improvising organ music. While improvisation of “serious” music was largely relegated to the “artistic limbo [of ] the organ loft” in the 20th century, ... More


The “Paul Whiteman of the Race”

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The early Henderson band's work has held a problematic place in jazz history. The group performed a wide variety of material, and this led some jazz critics, notably Hugues Panassié, to conclude ... More


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