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Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Clive Brown

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Despite the continuing interest in historically informed vocal and instrumental performance practice, the relationship between a composer's notation and the sounds it was intended to elicit remains ... More


The Reluctant Modernist

Nicholas Cook

in The Schenker Project: Culture, Race, and Music Theory in Fin-de-siècle Vienna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195170566
eISBN:
9780199871216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170566.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Music editing formed a key part of Schenker's programme to restore the values and practices of classical musical culture. Taking as its starting point Schenker's treatise on ornamentation (1903), ... More


Veiling Architecture: Decoration of Domestic Buildings in Upper Egypt 1672-1950

Ahmed Abdel-Gawad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774164873
eISBN:
9781617971099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774164873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the Nile Valley and desert oases south of Cairo—Upper Egypt—surviving domestic buildings from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries demonstrate a unique and varied strand of ... More


The Organ and Hymn Singing

Joseph Herl

in Worship Wars in Early Lutheranism Choir, Congregation and Three Centuries of Conflict

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195365849
eISBN:
9780199864263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365849.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the role of the organ changed from performing the liturgy in alternation with the choir to accompanying a singing congregation or choir. Organ accompaniment of ... More


The Siciliana of the G-minor Sonata

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.04
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The Siciliana lightens the tone of the G-minor Sonata with its dance-like rhythms (a siciliana being a dance related to the gigue) and with its looser construction into a series of parallel sections ... More


You Can Never Be Right for All Time

Bernard D. Sherman

in Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195169454
eISBN:
9780199865017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

George Frideric Handel was the first composer in history whose works never fell out of the concert repertory. But despite the reverence for him, only a little of his music was actually performed in ... More


The Performance of Sean-nós in Connemara

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

in Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Joe Heaney came from a regional tradition with a particular style of singing that included complex practices of ornamentation and close attention to poetic rhythm and meter. His performance practice ... More


Development techniques and processes

Martin Clayton

in Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195339680
eISBN:
9780199851935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339680.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter tries to apply the distinction between rāg-oriented (melismatic) development and text-oriented (syllabic) development by analyzing vocal and instrumental performance. The main categories ... More


Ornamental Aesthetics: The Poetry of Attending in Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman

Theo Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190467517
eISBN:
9780190467531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467517.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book argues that ornamental aesthetics are central to the writing of Thoreau, Dickinson, and Whitman. It explores the stakes of such an ornamental aesthetics through a parallel investigation of ... More


Bach and the Varied Stollen

Russell Stinson

in J. S. Bach at His Royal Instrument: Essays on His Organ Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199917235
eISBN:
9780199980321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917235.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, History, Western

This chapter investigates Bach's use of the “varied Stollen” in over twenty of his chorale preludes. He tended to employ this technique during his youth and early adulthood, when he was composing ... More


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