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Author Fabian, Dorottya.

Title A musicology of performance : theory and method based on Bach's solos for violin / Dorottya Fabian.

Imprint Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 342 pages) : color illustrations
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note Available through Open Book Publishers.
Summary "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.
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 307-312.
Includes bibliographical references in endnotes (pages 313-332) and index.
Contents 1. 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.
Subject Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. (OCoLC)fst00031701
Sonatas (Violin) -- 18th century.
Violin -- Performance.
Music -- Performance.
Music -- Performance -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Performance practice (Music)
MUSIC -- Individual Composer & Musician.
Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
Individual composers and musicians, specific bands and groups.
Music: styles and genres.
The arts.
Theory of music and musicology.
Western "classical" music.
Music -- Performance. (OCoLC)fst01030398
Performance practice (Music) (OCoLC)fst01057874
Sonatas (Violin) (OCoLC)fst01126034
Violin -- Performance. (OCoLC)fst01167365
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Open Book Publishers.
ISBN 9781783741540 (electronic bk.)
1783741546 (electronic bk.)
9781783741533 (hbk.)
9781783741526 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000056987838
DEBSZ 484751492
GBVCP 838925480

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