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Front Matter/Table Of Contents Jan 1990

Front Matter/Table Of Contents

Performance Practice Review

Cover, Table of Contents, and Copyright Information.


Performance Practice: A Manifestation Of Our Time?, Roland Jackson Jan 1990

Performance Practice: A Manifestation Of Our Time?, Roland Jackson

Performance Practice Review

Contrasts the antihistorical, conceptualist attitude (treating the past as our conception of it) of certain performance critics with the historical, realist position (holding that a discoverable reality can be found in the past) of certain performance-practice exponents.


The Trio Sonata In Pre-Corellian Prints: When Does 3 = 4?, Sandra Mangsen Jan 1990

The Trio Sonata In Pre-Corellian Prints: When Does 3 = 4?, Sandra Mangsen

Performance Practice Review

Printed sources of pre-Corellian trios include several distinct scorings, one of which requires four performers (SSBbc). Particular scorings correlate with musical style and function. Melodic bass and chordal continuo were employed in the church sonata; one or the other in the dance repertoire. Moreover, the stronger the contrapuntal role of the bass part, the more likely it was to be played on a melodic instrument. After 1660, sacred and secular scoring practices became less distinct. Increasingly active dance bass lines were more often figured, while chordal and melodic bass parts of church sonatas became nearly identical.


"Ornamentation And Improvisation In Mozart." By Frederick Neumann., Malcolm S. Cole Jan 1990

"Ornamentation And Improvisation In Mozart." By Frederick Neumann., Malcolm S. Cole

Performance Practice Review

Reviews and critiques Neumann's 1986 book.


Announcements/Contributors Jan 1990

Announcements/Contributors

Performance Practice Review

Describes current events such as conferences and musicological projects relating to performance practice.

Lists of contributors from the Fall 1990 (3/2) of Performance Practice review.


Performance Practice Bibliography (1989) Jan 1990

Performance Practice Bibliography (1989)

Performance Practice Review

Ongoing bibliography of recent articles and books pertaining to performance practice.


Table Of Contents Jan 1990

Table Of Contents

Performance Practice Review

Front matter and Table of Contents from the Spring 1990 (3/1) issue of Performance Practice Review.


Questions Concerning The Edition Of The 'Goldberg Variations' In The Neue Bach Ausgabe, Erich Schwandt Jan 1990

Questions Concerning The Edition Of The 'Goldberg Variations' In The Neue Bach Ausgabe, Erich Schwandt

Performance Practice Review

The edition of BWV 988 has a number of serious errors that make it unsuitable for performance or study. The editor, Christoph Wolff, has introduced arbitrary readings, redistributed articulation marks, and misread ornaments. The editors of the Neue Bach Ausgabe ought to consider withdrawing the edition. (Rabin, Ronald J.)


"The Florentine Camerata: Documentary Studies And Translations." By Claude V. Palisca, Hugh Wiley Hitchcock Jan 1990

"The Florentine Camerata: Documentary Studies And Translations." By Claude V. Palisca, Hugh Wiley Hitchcock

Performance Practice Review

Hitchcock discusses and reviews Palisca's 1989 book.


"Continuo Playing On The Lute, Archlute And Theorbo" By Nigel North, James Tyler Jan 1990

"Continuo Playing On The Lute, Archlute And Theorbo" By Nigel North, James Tyler

Performance Practice Review

Tyler discusses and reviews North's 1987 book.


"J. S. Bach As Organist: His Instruments, Music And Performance Practices" George Stauffer And Ernest May, Eds., Kimberly Marshall Jan 1990

"J. S. Bach As Organist: His Instruments, Music And Performance Practices" George Stauffer And Ernest May, Eds., Kimberly Marshall

Performance Practice Review

Marshall discusses and reviews Stauffer and May's 1986 book.


"Performance Practices In Classic Piano Music" By Sandra P. Rosenblum, A. Peter Brown Jan 1990

"Performance Practices In Classic Piano Music" By Sandra P. Rosenblum, A. Peter Brown

Performance Practice Review

Brown discusses and reviews Rosenblum's 1988 book.


Communications, George Houle, Alexander Silbiger Jan 1990

Communications, George Houle, Alexander Silbiger

Performance Practice Review

Various communications concerning previous topics covered in Performance Practice Review


Southern Harmony Singing: A Tradition Of Shape-Note Practice, Deborah C. Loftis Jan 1990

Southern Harmony Singing: A Tradition Of Shape-Note Practice, Deborah C. Loftis

Performance Practice Review

Since 1884, Benton, Kentucky has hosted an annual shape-note singing event known as Big Singing Day. The singers use the 1854 edition of The Southern harmony and musical companion compiled by William Walker. Distinctions set Southern Harmony singing apart from what is described as the norm for this style of music, that is, the performance practices associated with Sacred Harp singing. Differences include seating arrangement, expertise, and style of conducting, intensity of singing, sonority, and preference in repertoire. Southern Harmony singers have tried to continue the tradition without change; Sacred Harp singers have embraced changes willingly.


Tempo In Mahler As Recollected By Natalie Bauer-Lechner, Nancy M. Raabe Jan 1990

Tempo In Mahler As Recollected By Natalie Bauer-Lechner, Nancy M. Raabe

Performance Practice Review

"There is no standard concert hall repertoire in which lack of sensitivity to tempo and Expression marks is more damaging than Mahler's symphonies. Their coherence lies in a series of tonal relationships emphasized by thematic connections, and tempo provides the medium through which these connections are made. Drawing on the writings of Mahler's friend Natalie Bauer-Lechner, the importance of tempo in Mahler's works is illustrated by the composer's own words."


"'Musica Ficta': Theories Of Accidental Inflections In Vocal Polyphony From Marchetto De Padova To Gioseffo Zarlino" By Karol Berger, Don Harrán Jan 1990

"'Musica Ficta': Theories Of Accidental Inflections In Vocal Polyphony From Marchetto De Padova To Gioseffo Zarlino" By Karol Berger, Don Harrán

Performance Practice Review

Harran discusses and reviews Berger's 1987 book.


Villanescas Of The Virtuosi: Lasso And The Commedia Dell'arte, Martha Farahat Jan 1990

Villanescas Of The Virtuosi: Lasso And The Commedia Dell'arte, Martha Farahat

Performance Practice Review

"Little is known about the music of the 16th- and 17th-c. Commedia dell'arte due to the improvisatory nature of the genre. The most detailed account of a commedia performance is in the composer Massimo Troiano's Discorsi... describing the festivities on the occasion of the wedding of Wilhelm V, Duke of Bavaria and Renee of Lorraine (1568). This account only mentions a few musical pieces: the music between acts and one internal song by Roland de Lassus, the kapellmeister. It is possible that Troiano did not mention all the music; close scrutiny of Lassus's 1581 Libri di villanelle ...


"Bel Canto: The Teaching Of The Classical Italian Song-Schools, Its Decline And Restoration" By Lucie Manén, Philip Lieson Miller Jan 1990

"Bel Canto: The Teaching Of The Classical Italian Song-Schools, Its Decline And Restoration" By Lucie Manén, Philip Lieson Miller

Performance Practice Review

Miller discusses and reviews Manén's 1987 book.


A Letter By The Composer About "Giovanni D'Arco" And Some Remarks On The Division Of Musical Direction In Verdi's Day, Martin Chusid Jan 1990

A Letter By The Composer About "Giovanni D'Arco" And Some Remarks On The Division Of Musical Direction In Verdi's Day, Martin Chusid

Performance Practice Review

A relatively long letter from Giuseppe Verdi to the Florentine vocal director Pietro Romani, reproduced here, indicates the tempos for individual numbers of his opera Giovanna d'Arco. Verdi had a general preference for quicker tempos. The letter also provides valuable evidence for the different roles of the vocal director (Maestro di cappella, Maestro al cembalo, Maestro della musica, Maestro delle opere, or Maestro concertatore) and concertmaster, who served as the orchestra's leader, suggesting an account of the evolution of divided direction of Italian opera into the modern situation of direction by a single conductor.


"'Historical Performance': The Journal Of Early Music America" Paul C. Echols, Ed., George Houle Jan 1990

"'Historical Performance': The Journal Of Early Music America" Paul C. Echols, Ed., George Houle

Performance Practice Review

Houle discusses and reviews the periodical published by Early Music America.


"Clavichord Music Of Johann Kuhnau And C. P. E. Bach" Joan Benson, Clavichordist., E. Eugene Helm Jan 1990

"Clavichord Music Of Johann Kuhnau And C. P. E. Bach" Joan Benson, Clavichordist., E. Eugene Helm

Performance Practice Review

Helm discusses and reviews Benson' 1987 recording.


Contributors/End Matter Jan 1990

Contributors/End Matter

Performance Practice Review

List of contributors to the Spring 1990 (3/1) issue of Performance Practice Review.


Improvisation: Bringing Performer And Instrument Closer Together, Jonathan Sturm Jan 1990

Improvisation: Bringing Performer And Instrument Closer Together, Jonathan Sturm

Music Publications

If we accept that musicality in its highest form can arise in a n instrumentalist only when unity with the instrument is achieved, then one of the larger problems facing applied music teachers becomes how to make the student feel at one with the instrument. Proposed solutions to this concern are numerous and include tension-releasing programs such as the Alexander Technique and Kato Havas's remedies for the basic "fears" of violin playing. Yet a different way to achieve a unity between musician and instrument exists, one that has elicited little discussion so far. This is improvisation, an approach that ...