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Red Hot Voice

Martha Feldman

in The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520279490
eISBN:
9780520962033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279490.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 takes a radically material turn away from the historical questions of chapters 1 and 2 and to the musically embodied castrato voice, now vexingly lost. While acknowledging the acoustic ... More


Portamento

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/9780198161653.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter begins with a discussion of terminology, identifying a variety of meanings applied to the word portamento, and a number of related terms, such as cercar dells nota, messa di voce ... More


Applying the Messa di voce: Arcangelo Corelli: Adagio from Sonata, op. 5, no. 3

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This lesson explains how to integrate the Messa di voce into playing and how to temper it according to the demands of the music. We learn how to synchronize the gestures of the bow with our breathing ... 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


The Inner Life of Sound: “Messa di voce”

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

One essential element of musical expression is the living sound, capable of holding the constant attention of the audience. This lesson traces that ubiquitous concept from Caccini’s “swelling and ... More


Tempo Modification

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/9780198161653.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses changing approaches to tempo modification. Types of tempo modification are described, two basic categories being identified: first, changes of speed within a piece, such as ... More


Copying the Human Voice: Sweelinck’s Garrulous Little Swallow (1612)

Walter S. Reiter

in The Baroque Violin & Viola: A Fifty-Lesson Course Volume I

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190922696
eISBN:
9780197528662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922696.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This lesson continues the quest for a more rhetorical approach to playing by investigating in fine detail not merely the rhythms but the actual sounds of words, their vowels, consonants, double ... More


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