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  • Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice

    By Mine Doantan-Dack

    Artistic Practice as Research in Music: Theory, Criticism, Practice brings together internationally renowned scholars and practitioners to explore the cultural, institutional, theoretical, methodological, epistemological, ethical and practical aspects and implications of the rapidly evolving area…

    Paperback – 2016-10-29 
    SEMPRE Studies in The Psychology of Music

  • Early English Viols: Instruments, Makers and Music

    By Michael Fleming, John Bryan

    Musical repertory of great importance and quality was performed on viols in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England. This is reported by Thomas Mace (1676) who says that ’Your Best Provision’ for playing such music is a chest of old English viols, and he names five early English viol…

    Hardback – 2016-10-27 
    Music and Material Culture

  • Chopin

    By John Rink

    This anthology brings together representative examples of the most significant and engaging scholarly writing on Chopin by a wide range of authors. The essays selected for the volume portray a rounded picture of Chopin as composer, pianist and teacher of his music, and of his overall achievement…

    Hardback – 2016-09-28 
    The Early Romantic Composers

  • Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music

    By Lesley A. Wright

    Edited by Scott McCarrey

    Perspectives on the Performance of French Piano Music offers a range of approaches central to the performance of French piano music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors include scholars and active performers who see performance not as an independent activity but as a practice…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Readying Cavalli's Operas for the Stage

    Manuscript, Edition, Production

    Edited by Ellen Rosand

    After more than three centuries of silence, the voice of Francesco Cavalli is being heard loud and clear on the operatic stages of the world. The coincidence of productions at La Scala (Milan) and Covent Garden (London) in the same month (September 2008) of two different operas signals a new stage…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • Playing the Cello, 1780–1930

    By George Kennaway

    This innovative study of nineteenth-century cellists and cello playing shows how simple concepts of posture, technique and expression changed over time, while acknowledging that many different practices co-existed. By placing an awareness of this diversity at the centre of an historical narrative,…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Isolde Ahlgrimm, Vienna and the Early Music Revival

    By Peter Watchorn

    Isolde Ahlgrimm (1914-1995) was an important pioneer in the revival of Baroque and Classical keyboard instruments in her native city, Vienna, and later, throughout Europe and the United States. She trained as a pianist at the Musikakademie in Vienna under the instruction of Viktor Ebenstein, Emil…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • New Perspectives on Music and Gesture

    By Elaine King

    Edited by Anthony Gritten

    Building on the insights of the first volume on Music and Gesture (Gritten and King, Ashgate 2006), the rationale for this sequel volume is twofold: first, to clarify the way in which the subject is continuing to take shape by highlighting both central and developing trends, as well as popular and…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Style and Performance for Bowed String Instruments in French Baroque Music

    By Mary Cyr

    Mary Cyr addresses the needs of researchers, performers, and informed listeners who wish to apply knowledge about historically informed performance to specific pieces. Special emphasis is placed upon the period 1680 to 1760, when the viol, violin, and violoncello grew to prominence as solo…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Berio's Sequenzas

    Essays on Performance, Composition and Analysis

    Edited by Janet K. Halfyard

    Between 1958 and 2002, Luciano Berio wrote fourteen pieces entitled Sequenza, along with several versions of the same work for different instruments, revisions of the original pieces and also the parallel Chemins series, where one of the Sequenzas is used as the basis for a new composition on a…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • The Courtly Consort Suite in German-Speaking Europe, 1650–1706

    By Michael Robertson

    Dance music at the courts of seventeenth-century Germany is a genre that is still largely unknown. Dr Michael Robertson sets out to redress the balance and study the ensemble dance suites that were played at the German courts between the end of the Thirty Years War and the early years of the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

  • Interpreting Chopin: Analysis and Performance

    By Alison Hood

    Music theory is often seen as independent from - even antithetical to - performance. While music theory is an intellectual enterprise, performance requires an intuitive response to the music. But this binary opposition is a false one, which serves neither the theorist nor the performer. In…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 

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