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A musicology of performance : theory and method based on Bach's solos for violin

Dorottya Fabian author. Open Book Publishers.


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  • Title:
    A musicology of performance : theory and method based on Bach's solos for violin
  • Author: Dorottya Fabian author.
  • Open Book Publishers.
  • Description: Dancing to Architecture?. 1.1. The Problems of Researching and Writing about Music Performance -- 1.2. Summary: Recordings, Aims and Method -- 2. Theoretical Matters. 2.1. Cultural Theories -- 2.2. Analytical Theories -- 2.3. Music Performance and Complex Systems -- 2.4. Performance Studies, Oral Culture and Academia -- 2.5. Conclusion -- 3. Violinists, Violin Schools and Emerging Trends -- 3.1. Violinists -- 3.2. Violin Schools -- 3.3. The Influence of HIP on MSP -- 3.4. Diversity within Trends and Global Styles -- 3.5. Overall Findings and Individual Cases -- 3.6. Conclusion -- 4. Analyses of Performance Features. 4.1. Tempo Choices -- 4.2. Vibrato -- 4.3. Ornamentation -- 4.4. Rhythm -- 4.5. Bowing, Articulation and Phrasing -- 4.6. Conclusions -- 5. Affect and Individual Difference: Towards a Holistic Account of Performance. 5.1. Differences within the MSP and within the HIP Styles -- 5.2. Multiple Recordings of Violinists -- 5.3. The Holistic Analysis of Interpretations -- 5.4. Idiosyncratic Versions and Listeners' Reactions -- 5.5. Conclusions -- 6. Conclusions and an Epilogue: The Complexity Model of Music Performance, Deleuze and Brain Laterality. 6.1. Summary -- 6.2. Where to from Here? -- Epilogue -- List of Audio Examples -- List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Discography -- References -- Index.
    "This book examines the nature of musical performance. In it, Dorottya Fabian explores the contributions and limitations of some of these approaches to performance, be they theoretical, cultural, historical, perceptual, or analytical. Through a detailed investigation of recent recordings of J. S. Bach's Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, she demonstrates that music performance functions as a complex dynamical system. Only by crossing disciplinary boundaries, therefore, can we put the aural experience into words. A Musicology of Performance provides a model for such a method by adopting Deleuzian concepts and various empirical and interdisciplinary procedures. Fabian provides a case study in the repertoire, while presenting new insights into the state of baroque performance practice at the turn of the twenty-first century. Through its wealth of audio examples, tables, and graphs, the book offers both a sensory and a scholarly account of musical performance. These interactive elements map the connections between historically informed and mainstream performance styles, considering them in relation to broader cultural trends, violin schools, and individual artistic trajectories. A Musicology of Performance is a must read for academics and post-graduate students and an essential reference point for the study of music performance, the early music movement, and Bach's opus."--Publisher's website.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: Cambridge : Open Book Publishers
  • Format: 1 online resource (339 pages) : illustrations, music; digital, PDF file(s).
  • Identifier: ISBN 2-8218-8172-X;ISBN 1-78374-154-6
  • Subjects: Music -- Performance; Violin -- Performance; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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