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Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Applications (Music: Scholarship & Applications Series)

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Performance today on either the pianoforte or the fortepiano can be at once joyful, musicianly, expressive, and historically informed. From this point of view, Sandra P. Rosenblum examines the principles of performing the music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and their contemporaries as revealed in a variety of historical sources: their autographs and letters, early editions of their music, original instruments, and contemporary tutors and journals. She applies these findings to such elements of performance as dynamics, accentuation, pedaling, articulation and touch, technique and fingering, ornaments and embellishments, choice of tempo, and tempo flexibility.

Familiarity with the Classic conventions provides a framework for interpretation and an understanding of the choices available within the style, the amount of freedom a performer has, and which areas are ambiguous. Rosenblum's detailed study, copiously illustrated with musical examples, is invaluable for professional and amateur performers, serious piano students and their teachers and students of performance practices by Scarlatti and Clementi.

"... is and will remain unsurpassed as the study dealing with performance practice as it pertains to keyboard music of the Classical period." --American Music Teacher

"Rosenblum's monumental achievement is thorough, objective, balanced, and imaginative, a compelling blend of love and respect for the solo, chamber, and concerto literature she addresses." --Journal of Musicological Research

"The extent and quality of her research, the depth of her perception, and her musicianship together break new ground in the study of historic performance practice." --Early Keyboard Journal

"Her attention to details is absolutely scrupulous; no stone unturned, no argument unquestioned or unstated." --The Musical Times

"Its importance to thoughtful musicians cannot be overstated." --Choice

"... thoroughly musicological." --Performance Practice Review

"... indispensable... " --New York Times

Synopsis:

... is and will remain unsurpassed as the study dealing with performance practice as it pertains to keyboard music of the Classical period. — American Music Teacher

Rosenblum's monumental achievement is thorough, objective, balanced, and imaginative, a compelling blend of love and respect for the solo, chamber, and concerto literature she addresses. — Journal of Musicological Research

The extent and quality of her research, the depth of her perception, and her musicianship together break new ground in the study of historic performance practice. — Early Keyboard Journal

Her attention to details is absolutely scrupulous; no stone unturned, no argument unquestioned or unstated. — The Musical Times

Its importance to thoughtful musicians cannot be overstated. — Choice

... thoroughly musicological. — Performance Practice Review

... indispensable... — New York Times

About the Author

Sandra P. Rosenblum has lectured widely on performance practices at universities, schools of music, and both national and international conferences. The author of numerous journal articles and of editions of sonatas by Scarlatti and Clementi, Ms. Rosenblum holds degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Radcliffe Institute. Her present research is on the music of Chopin.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Malcolm Bilson

Preface: About Performance Practices

Acknowledgments

Sources of Figures

Introduction: Using this Book

Abbreviations

I. Background for the Study

II. The Fortepiano circa 1780-1820

III. Dynamics and Accentuation

IV. Use of the Pedals

V. Articulation and Touch

VI. Historical Technique and Fingering

VII. Ornaments

VIII. "Mixed Meters" and Dotted Rhythms

IX. Choice of Tempo

X. Flexibility of Rhythm and Tempo

XI. Performing Beethoven's Bagatelle Op. 126, No. 5

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253206800
Designed:
Bilson, Malcolm
Author:
Betz, Otto
Author:
Rosenblum, Sandra P.
Author:
Rsoenblum, Sandra P.
Author:
Bilson, Malcolm
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Interpretation (phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Subject:
Piano music
Subject:
Music-Books on Piano and Harpsichord
Subject:
Musical Instruments / Piano & Keyboard
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Music: Scholarship and Performance
Publication Date:
19881131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
53 bandw illus.
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.97 x 6.5 x 1.16 in

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"Synopsis" by , ... is and will remain unsurpassed as the study dealing with performance practice as it pertains to keyboard music of the Classical period. — American Music Teacher

Rosenblum's monumental achievement is thorough, objective, balanced, and imaginative, a compelling blend of love and respect for the solo, chamber, and concerto literature she addresses. — Journal of Musicological Research

The extent and quality of her research, the depth of her perception, and her musicianship together break new ground in the study of historic performance practice. — Early Keyboard Journal

Her attention to details is absolutely scrupulous; no stone unturned, no argument unquestioned or unstated. — The Musical Times

Its importance to thoughtful musicians cannot be overstated. — Choice

... thoroughly musicological. — Performance Practice Review

... indispensable... — New York Times

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