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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


Vibrato

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/9780198161653.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Attitudes towards vibrato have changed radically since the 19th century. This chapter discusses terminology, such as Bebung, tremolo, balancement, ondulation, and the different meanings of the term ... 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


At Home with the Idiom

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/9780195169454.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

According to The New York Times, William Christie is chiefly responsible for reviving interest in French Baroque music. After studying the harpsichord with Ralph Kirkpatrick at Yale University, ... 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


Mainstream Style: “Chops, but No Soul”

Bruce Haynes

in The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195189872
eISBN:
9780199864218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.003.03
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Several factors can make one identify which style of music is being played, including continuous and strong vibrato, long- line phrasing, lack of beat hierarchy, unyielding tempos, unstressed ... More


Playing the Hautboy

Bruce Haynes

in The Eloquent Oboe: A History of the Hautboy from 1640 to 1760

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195337259
eISBN:
9780199864225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337259.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In a period when players often moved from instrument to instrument, techniques were freely borrowed, and in a sense, individual instruments did not have their own separate techniques. How the hautboy ... 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


CECILIA McDOWALL (b. 1951)Four Shakespeare Songs (1991): Texts from Shakespeare

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/9780199391028.003.0050
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter examines Cecilia McDowall's works. It shows that the cycle featured here is suitable for a youthful, light-voiced soprano with a well-placed upper range. McDowall, justifiably admired ... More


NARESH SOHAL (1939–2018)Poems of Tagore I (1970): Text by Rabindranath Tagore

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/9780199391028.003.0082
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter introduces a scena composed by Naresh Sohal, which is based on the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. This piece exerts a powerful appeal, with its arresting blend of Eastern and Western ... More


THOMAS ADÈS (b. 1971)Life Story (1994): Text by Tennessee Williams

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/9780199391028.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter discusses Thomas Adès’s Life Story as an unconventional song cycle which lies somewhere between an operatic scena and an extended show song. Although written originally for soprano and ... More


Spectrographic Analysis of the Singing Voice

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0090
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter discusses the use of the spectrograph in the analysis of the singing voice. Teachers of singing watch students sing in order to see as well as to hear the causes for change in vocal ... 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


Yankelevich’s Methodological System

Vladimir Grigoryev

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/9780199917600.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Vladimir Grigoryev (1927-1997) generalizes material from Yankelevich’s seminars and lessons that he was able to record over the course of more than fifteen years. He outlines key aspects of ... More


Intermediate-Advanced Level: Part 1

Karel Butz

in Achieving Musical Success in the String Classroom

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190602888
eISBN:
9780190052652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190602888.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The chapter provides several exercises that aim to refine left-hand technique in the intermediate-advanced levels of string playing. These techniques include building better pitch accuracy, tuning ... More


Jazz Vocal

Catherine Gale

in Teaching School Jazz: Perspectives, Principles, and Strategies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190462574
eISBN:
9780190462611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462574.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

Vocal techniques in classical and jazz have much in common; however, even experienced vocalists need to learn the aspects of jazz singing that make it unique. This chapter aims to dispel the myth ... More


Jazz Saxophone

Mike Titlebaum

in Teaching School Jazz: Perspectives, Principles, and Strategies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190462574
eISBN:
9780190462611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462574.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, American

The saxophone is the most iconic instrument in jazz. Ask random people which instrument comes to mind when they think of jazz music, and it would surely be the saxophone. Saxophones play throughout ... More


Gestures of Vibrating (Interruption) in Rudolf von Laban, Mary Wigman, and Walter Benjamin

Lucia Ruprecht

in Gestural Imaginaries: Dance and Cultural Theory in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190659370
eISBN:
9780190659417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190659370.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter compares Rudolf von Laban’s and Mary Wigman’s practices and theories of vibrant gestural flow with Walter Benjamin’s theory of gesture as vibrant or intervallic interruption. For Laban ... More


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