Performance Practice: A Dictionary-guide for Musicians
Performance Practice: A Dictionary-Guide for Musicians is a first-of-its kind, A-to-Z reference work for students, scholars, and listeners interested in learning more about how musical works were originally performed and subsequently changed over the centuries. It offers entries on composers, musicians/performers, technical terms, performance centers, musical instruments, and genres, all aimed at elucidating issues in performance practice. Compiled by a leading scholar in the field, this work will serve as both a point-of-entry for beginners as well as a roadmap for advanced scholarship in the field. It is illustrated by over 125 beautiful reproductions of musical instruments and of various vocal and instrumental ensembles gathered from around the world.
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18th century accompaniment appoggiatura aria Bach's Baroque bassoon beat Beethoven Bibl C. P. E. Bach cadenzas cello chansons chant choir choral chords clarinet clavichord composer Concerto continuo instruments cornett Couperin dance decorations dotted double bass dynamic earlier early 18th ensemble example falsettists flute Frederick Neumann French Frescobaldi Handel harp harpsichord Haydn horn Idem Illustration improvised indicated instance instru Italian keyboard keyboard instruments keys late 18th later lower lute main note markings Medieval melodic ments modern Monteverdi's mordent motets Mozart notation oboe opera orchestra organ organist ornaments overdotting pedal Performance Practice piano pieces pitch played player polyphony Praetorius 1619 Quantz realized recordings Renaissance rhythm rhythmic rubato scores shawm singers singing slide slur solo soloists sometimes sonatas songs soprano sound strings struments style sung Symphony tempi tempo tenor theorbo tion tone trill trombone trumpet tuning tury upper vibrato viol violas violin vocal voice woodwinds