The Practice of Performance: Studies in Musical Interpretation

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The twelve essays in this volume reflect the most important trends in the study of musical performance. Three areas are investigated: the psychology of performance, the semantics of performance, and the relation between performance and analysis. The first section broaches fundamental issues such as text, expression, musical motion and the role of practice in the acquisition of expertise. The next four chapters address the shaping of structure and the projection of meaning in performance, while the last four consider performance as analytical paradigm, as dramatic narrative, as act of criticism, as temporal process. Among the distinguished international authorship are many accomplished performers whose practical experience ensures that the book contains vital and stimulating insights into the interpretation of music, and that it will speak to a wide musical audience.

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'This is one of those books so rich and rewarding as to strongly resist precis and summary judgement.' Jonathan Dunsby, Musicae Scientiae

'…thought-provoking content and for the wide range of issues addressed within the area of performance studies.' Sarah Martin, Music Analysis

' … a worthwhile addition to scholarly collections'. Notes (Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association)

' … a significant contribution to the literature on the psychology and semantics of performance, and the relationship between analysis and performance.' Music Teacher

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The twelve essays in this volume reflect the most important trends in the study of musical performance. Three areas are investigated: the psychology of performance, the semantics of performance, and the relation between performance and analysis. Individual chapters address such topics as musical expression, musical motion, the role of practice, the projection of meaning, performance as a dramatic narrative, and analysis through performance. There are several distinguished performers among the contributors.

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