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  • Studies in Historical Improvisation

    From 'Cantare super Librum' to Partimenti

    Edited by Massimiliano Guido

    In recent years, scholars and musicians have become increasingly interested in the revival of musical improvisation as it was known in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. This historically informed practice is now supplanting the late Romantic view of improvised music as a rhapsodic endeavour …

    Hardback – 2017-01-18 

  • Gaspar Cassadó

    Cellist, Composer and Transcriber

    By Gabrielle Kaufman

    Barcelonian Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966) was one of the greatest cello virtuosi of the twentieth century and a notable composer and arranger, leaving a vast and heterogeneous legacy. In this book, Gabrielle Kaufman provides the first full-length scholarly work dedicated to Cassadó, containing the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-21 

  • 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 – 2016-11-14 
    Music and Material Culture

  • Furtwängler on Music

    Essays and Addresses by Wilhelm Furtwängler

    By Ronald Taylor

    Wilhelm Furtwängler left not only some of the greatest interpretations of operatic and symphonic music on record, but also expressed his views on musical issues of the moment in a number of outspoken essays and talks. His writings range from practical matters of performance and interpretation to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Performing Baroque Music

    By Mary Cyr

    Listeners, performers, students and teachers will find here the analytical tools they need to understand and interpret musical evidence from the baroque era. Scores for eleven works, many reproduced in facsimile to illustrate the conventions of 17th and 18th century notation, are included for…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Music and Gesture

    Edited by Elaine King, Anthony Gritten

    This volume showcases key theoretical ideas and practical considerations in the growing area of scholarship on musical gesture. The book constructs and explores the relations between music and gesture from a range of differing perspectives, identifying theoretical approaches and examining the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Understanding Mozart's Piano Sonatas

    By John Irving

    Mozart's piano sonatas are among the most familiar of his works and stand alongside those of Haydn and Beethoven as staples of the pianist's repertoire. In this study, John Irving looks at a wide selection of contextual situations for Mozart's sonatas, focusing on the variety of ways in which they…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Interpreting Historical Keyboard Music

    Sources, Contexts and Performance

    By Andrew Woolley, John Kitchen

    Research in the field of keyboard studies, especially when intimately connected with issues of performance, is often concerned with the immediate working environments and practices of musicians of the past. An important pedagogical tool, the keyboard has served as the ’workbench’ of countless…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Ashgate Historical Keyboard Series

  • Composition, Performance, Reception

    Studies in the Creative Process in Music

    Edited by Wyndham Thomas

    Composers, performers, listeners, critics and theorists all play vital roles in the creation of music culture; yet often each group can appear to hold widely divergent views of a musical work’s aims and effects. As the title indicates, this book examines the parts played by these groups and the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin

    By Anatole Leikin

    When Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin's music was performed during his lifetime, it always elicited ecstatic responses from the listeners. Wilhelm Gericke, conductor of the Vienna opera, rushed backstage after one of Scriabin's concerts and fell on his knees crying, 'It's genius, it's genius...'.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Sounds and Sights of Performance in Early Music

    Essays in Honour of Timothy J. McGee

    By Maureen Epp

    Edited by Brian E. Power

    The experience of music performance is always far more than the sum of its sounds, and evidence for playing and singing techniques is not only inscribed in music notation but can also be found in many other types of primary source materials. This volume of essays presents a cross-section of new…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Baroque Woodwind Instruments

    A Guide to Their History, Repertoire and Basic Technique

    By Paul Carroll

    The late 17th century through to the end of the 18th century saw rapid progress in the development of woodwind instruments and the composition of a vast body of music for those instruments. During this period a large amount of music for domestic consumption was written for a growing amateur market…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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