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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


Embellishment, Ornamentation, and Improvisation

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/9780198161653.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines a variety of types of embellishment — from rhythmic flexibility through the ornamental use of vibrato and portamento — and the arbitrary addition of appoggiaturas, trills, ... More


Legato

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/9780195151510.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter describes different kinds of legato, pointing out that the connection of several notes corresponds to a specific intention of the composer. Various technical means that can produce ... More


Aladdin’s Lamp

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/9780195169454.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

When the Baroque cello is mentioned, Anner Bylsma always comes up. Bylsma took up the Baroque cello in the 1960s, by which time he already had a distinguished career as a modern cellist. In the ... More


Beyond the Beautiful Pearl

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/9780195169454.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

More than anything else in music, the art of singing can turn reasonable people into red-faced absolutists. That by itself guarantees that the most controversial area of Baroque performance today is ... More


Reviving Idiosyncrasies

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/9780195169454.003.0020
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Since the 1960s, John Eliot Gardiner has spent much of his career conducting two groups he founded in his native England, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Chorus. It has become ... More


Florid or Virtuoso Études

Christopher Berg

in The Classical Guitar Companion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780190051105
eISBN:
9780190051143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051105.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Most of the music in The Classical Guitar Companion makes use of the same technique or musical texture throughout. High-level virtuoso playing requires that guitarists become adept at navigating ... More


JEREMY HALADYNA (b. 1955)Two Sonnets of Sir Philip Sidney (1981): Texts by Sir Philip Sidney

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 1: Works Written Before 2000

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780199391028
eISBN:
9780199391073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199391028.003.0033
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter looks at Two Sonnets of Sir Philip Sidney. In this powerful cycle, the American composer Jeremy Haladyna demonstrates dramatic flair, musical vitality, and a keen sense of colour. Though ... More


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


Expressiveness in Historical Perspective: Nineteenth-Century Ideals and Practices

David Milsom and Neal Peres Da Costa

in Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199659647
eISBN:
9780191771651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the philosophical and aesthetic underpinnings of nineteenth-century performance, as suggested in contemporary written literature and heard on early recordings, and summarizes ... More


Shifting Positions in Conjunction with the Musical Goals of the Violinist

Yuri Yankelevich

in The Russian Violin School: The Legacy of Yuri Yankelevich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199917600
eISBN:
9780190607821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917600.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The problem of shifting positions along the fingerboard is one of the most important problems in violin playing. This multifaceted study analyzes the technique of shifting in historical context and ... More


His Tone

Con Chapman

in Rabbit's Blues: The Life and Music of Johnny Hodges

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190653903
eISBN:
9780190055288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653903.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

The chapter discusses the most characteristic aspect of Johnny Hodges’ music: the tone he achieved on his instrument. In this respect, he was a throwback to the earliest days of jazz in New Orleans, ... More


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