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The Cambridge History of Music: The Cambridge History of Musical Performance (Hardback)
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The Cambridge History of Music: The Cambridge History of Musical Performance (Hardback)

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Hardback 932 Pages / Published: 16/02/2012
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The intricacies and challenges of musical performance have recently attracted the attention of writers and scholars to a greater extent than ever before. Research into the performer's experience has begun to explore such areas as practice techniques, performance anxiety and memorisation, as well as many other professional issues. Historical performance practice has been the subject of lively debate way beyond academic circles, mirroring its high profile in the recording studio and the concert hall. Reflecting the strong ongoing interest in the role of performers and performance, this History brings together research from leading scholars and historians and, importantly, features contributions from accomplished performers, whose practical experiences give the volume a unique vitality. Moving the focus away from the composers and onto the musicians responsible for bringing the music to life, this History presents a fresh, integrated and innovative perspective on performance history and practice, from the earliest times to today.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521896115
Number of pages: 932
Weight: 1590 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 46 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'It provides a glorious, grandstand view of the institutions, and the social and technological forces, that have generated decisive changes in performance.' BBC Music Magazine
"This book, which is longer than the latest Stephen King novel, might seem too large for a thumbnail review, but the subject it attempts to cover is so huge and comprehensive that a review 10 times the length would probably not so it justice." -- Early Music America Book Reviews
"This compilation, with its large number of authors, exhibits differences in style, tone, organization of material, and approach to subject, but overall it hangs together in a remarkably cohesive whole." --Choice

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