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The Art of Performance

Heinrich Schenker

Heribert Esser (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151510
eISBN:
9780199871582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

From early on, Heinrich Schenker was deeply interested in performance. There are many references to a planned publication on performance, there are finished segments and many miscellaneous related ... More


Epilogue: Morning Song

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This epilogue analyzes one of Schumann's late piano works, the third of the Gesänge der Frühe (Morning Songs) op. 133. Although, as in most of Schumann's late works, there is much less metrical ... More


 Lisztiana

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter chronicles the evolution of Liszt's attitude to piano performance, piano music, and piano teaching, with especial reference to the performance of his own music and the playing of his ... More


Mozart's Piano Music

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mozart's emergence as a mature artist coincides with the rise to prominence of the piano, an instrument that came alive under his fingers and served as medium for many of his finest compositions. ... More


Four‐Hand and Two‐Piano Pieces

William Kinderman

in Mozart's Piano Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195100679
eISBN:
9780199868315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195100679.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses all of Mozart's pieces for piano duet and two pianos, including the Sonata in C Major, K. 19d, which is shown to be of doubtful authenticity. Topics addressed include ... More


Henry Vieuxtemps and a Troubled Season

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bernard Ullman arranged for the Belgian violinist Henry Vieuxtemps (1820-81) to contribute some novelty to Sigismund Thalberg's second season in America, which was marred, however, by the financial ... More


Professionalism and Commercialism

Derek B. Scott

in Sounds of the Metropolis: The 19th Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195309461
eISBN:
9780199871254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309461.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

London, New York, Paris, and Vienna became important musical centers as a consequence of the social and economic conditions that gave rise to an active concert life in each of them. The 19th century ... More


Arabi, Mongolia and Beyond: Contemporary Pagans in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries

John Marenbon

in Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142555
eISBN:
9781400866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142555.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter studies accounts of contemporary paganism circulating in Eastern and Northern Europe from the eleventh century onward. In the mid-thirteenth century, when the Mongols had conquered a ... 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


From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

R. Allen Lott

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The American tours of five visiting virtuoso pianists — Leopold de Meyer (1845-7), Henri Herz (1846-50), Sigismund Thalberg (1856-8), Anton Rubinstein (1872-3), and Hans von Bülow (1875-6) — are ... More


Hammering Hands: Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No. 6 and a Hermeneutic of Pain

Maria Cizmic

in Performing Pain: Music and Trauma in Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734603
eISBN:
9780199918546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734603.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses the cultural preoccupation with memory and suffering in Russia during glasnost and focuses upon pain as an element of truth, morality, and spirituality. Galina Ustvolskaya’s ... More


The Notation of Accents and Dynamics

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Most 18th-century composers indicated accents sporadically, expecting the performer to supply appropriate accentuation. This chapter considers the growing range of accent and dynamic markings and ... More


 Creating the Solo Recital

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the development of the piano recital from the variety concerts of the early 19th-century to the present day, along with the associated repertoire and programme planning. Many ... More


 The Letter of the Score

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter analyses the evolving attitudes regarding strict adherence to the musical score or otherwise, aided by a discussion of the development of editing, of Urtext editions, and of the piano ... More


The Technique of Playing the Piano

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/9780195151510.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter shows the inherent difficulties in understanding the piano, as it has the dual role of remaining in the proximity of the orchestra as well as of string instruments and the voice. Not ... More


SCHUMANN AND SCHUBERT'S “IMMORTAL” PIANO TRIO IN E FLAT, D. 929

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat is situated at a crossroads. On the one hand, it offers the listener a compelling — and strikingly original — synthesis of earlier models ... More


PRELUDE: The New World Beckons

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Several developments coalesced in the mid-1840s that encouraged a new influx of European musical performers to tour America, who were usually of a higher rank than those previously heard. These ... More


De Meyer in the South and Midwest

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

De Meyer made the usual inland tour of visiting performers, following the coastline to Charleston, then to New Orleans and Mobile, then up the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. He traveled with his own ... More


A Rival or Liszt

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sigismund Thalberg (1812-71) was the one pianist to rival Liszt in the 1830s. Bernard Ullman, with a decade of managerial experience, masterminded Thalberg's two-year American tour (1856-8) that ... More


Non-prehensile Skilled Movements

Lynette A. Jones and Susan J. Lederman

in Human Hand Function

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195173154
eISBN:
9780199786749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173154.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter discusses skilled hand movements that are non-prehensile. Such movements cover a diverse array of activities ranging from the gestures made as part of normal speech or as a substitute ... More


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