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Poland, Przemysl, Przemysl Academy Of Music. May 17, 1994, Oscar E. Macchioni May 1994

Poland, Przemysl, Przemysl Academy Of Music. May 17, 1994, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

Invited. Works Performed:
Ballade No. 3 in E-flat major by Frederick Chopin
Preludes Book I by Claude Debussy
I Dandeuses de Delphes
III Le vent dans la plaine
VIII La fille aux cheveux de lin
XII Minstrels
Etudes op. 4 by Karol Szymanoski
No. 1 and No. 3
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Tangos by Juan José Castro


Front Matter/Table Of Contents Jan 1994

Front Matter/Table Of Contents

Performance Practice Review

Cover, Table of Contents, and Copyright Information.


The Expressive Pause: Punctuation, Rests, And Breathing In England, 1770-1850, Robert Toft Jan 1994

The Expressive Pause: Punctuation, Rests, And Breathing In England, 1770-1850, Robert Toft

Performance Practice Review

Examines the close relationship between the arts of singing and speaking in English treatises on singing published from the late-18th to the mid-19th c. Speech patterns are compared to the singer's practices of punctuation, rests, and breathing in order to explain the highly articulated singing style of the period.


The Uses Of Rubato In Music, Eighteenth To Twentieth Centuries, Sandra P. Rosenblum Jan 1994

The Uses Of Rubato In Music, Eighteenth To Twentieth Centuries, Sandra P. Rosenblum

Performance Practice Review

Tempo rubato is a disregard of certain notated properties of rhythm and tempo for the sake of expressive performance. There are two basic types of rubato practices. Contrametric rubato involves a solo melody moving in subtly or equally redistributed note values (sometimes with added notes) against a steady pulse in the accompaniment. Structural or agogic rubato involves the simultaneous retardation or acceleration of tempo of the entire performing body. Theories on rubato practice from Lodovico Zacconi (1592) to Marian Sobieski and Jadwiga Sobieska (1960) are considered, as is use of rubato by composers from Giovanni da Cascia in the 14th ...


"Music Of Forty Several Parts": A Song For The Creation Of Princes, Ian Woodfield Jan 1994

"Music Of Forty Several Parts": A Song For The Creation Of Princes, Ian Woodfield

Performance Practice Review

Examines the performance circumstances surrounding an early 17th-c. English adaptation of Thomas Tallis's 40-part motet, Spem in alium nunquam habui (Sing and glorify heaven's high majesty), for two investiture ceremonies in 1610 and 1616; the purpose of these two particular ceremonies are investigated. The resurrection of the work for the next investiture of the new Prince of Wales is proposed.


Tromlitz On Playing The Flute: A Résumé, Jane Bowers Jan 1994

Tromlitz On Playing The Flute: A Résumé, Jane Bowers

Performance Practice Review

Identifies the highlights of Ardal Powell's translation of Johann Georg Tromlitz's treatise Ausfuhrlicher und grundlicher Unterricht die Flote zu spielen. Tromlitz's treatise contains information on both flute technique and performance practice in the late 18th c. The following topics in Tromlitz's treatise are analyzed in detail: practicing, tone quality, playing with expressivity, intonation, Articulation, rhythm and tempo, ornamentation, and the trill. Excerpts from Powell's translation are included.


Tuning Renaissance And Baroque Instruments: Some Guidelines, Mark Lindley Jan 1994

Tuning Renaissance And Baroque Instruments: Some Guidelines, Mark Lindley

Performance Practice Review

Provides detailed guidelines for tuning keyboard instruments, including the harpsichord, piano, and organ. Musical examples for tuning unisons between overtones in consonant intervals and octaves are included. Other musical examples illustrate the procedures for setting a quasi-Pythagorean temperament, a meantone temperament, a temperament ordinaire, a Bach-style irregular temperament, and an equal temperament.


"Makers Of The Piano, 1700-1820." By Martha Novak Clinkscale, Malcolm S. Cole Jan 1994

"Makers Of The Piano, 1700-1820." By Martha Novak Clinkscale, Malcolm S. Cole

Performance Practice Review

Cole reviews Clinkscales 1993 book.


"Early Recordings And Musical Style: Chaning Tastes In Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950." By Robert Philip, Douglas Leedy Jan 1994

"Early Recordings And Musical Style: Chaning Tastes In Instrumental Performance, 1900-1950." By Robert Philip, Douglas Leedy

Performance Practice Review

Leedy discusses and reviews Philip's 1992 book.


Cover/Front Matter Jan 1994

Cover/Front Matter

Performance Practice Review

Cover, Table of Contents, and Copyright Information.


Frederick Neumann's Final Book--An Appraisal, Albert Cohen Jan 1994

Frederick Neumann's Final Book--An Appraisal, Albert Cohen

Performance Practice Review

A brief review of Neumann's last book, "Performance Practice of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries.


Some Thoughts About "Last Words And Overdotting", Stephen E. Hefling Jan 1994

Some Thoughts About "Last Words And Overdotting", Stephen E. Hefling

Performance Practice Review

A review and analysis of Fuller's preceeding article.


The Expressive Pause: Punctuation, Rests, And Breathing In England 1770-1850, Robert Toft Jan 1994

The Expressive Pause: Punctuation, Rests, And Breathing In England 1770-1850, Robert Toft

Performance Practice Review

Examines the close relationship between the arts of singing and speaking in English treatises on singing published from the late-18th to the mid-19th c. Speech patterns are compared to the singer's practices of punctuation, rests, and breathing in order to explain the highly articulated singing style of the period."


Contributors/End Matter Jan 1994

Contributors/End Matter

Performance Practice Review

List of contributors in the Fall 1994 issue of Performance Practice Review.

Advertisements for the Fall 1994 of Performance Practice Revew.


"Wagner In Performance." Eds. Barry Millington And Stewart Spencer, José Antonio Bowen Jan 1994

"Wagner In Performance." Eds. Barry Millington And Stewart Spencer, José Antonio Bowen

Performance Practice Review

A brief review of Barry Millington and Stewart Spencer's book "Wagner in Performance."


Performance Practice Bibliography (1993) Jan 1994

Performance Practice Bibliography (1993)

Performance Practice Review

Bibliography of various articles/books on performance practice published 1989-1993.


The Eingang In Early Beethoven, David Polan Jan 1994

The Eingang In Early Beethoven, David Polan

Performance Practice Review

A brief historical and theoretical consideration of the late-18th- and early-19th-c. Eingang--a short, cadenza-like flourish for the soloist to announce a solo section in a concerto--together with an examination of Beethoven's use of the convention. Musical examples from Beethoven show both implied and written-out examples. Beethoven tended to write out such passages in his later works.


Contributors/End Matter Jan 1994

Contributors/End Matter

Performance Practice Review

A list of contributors to the current (Spring 1994) issue of Performance Practice Review and a correction for a previous issue.

Corrections and End Matter for the Spring 1994 issue of Performance Practice Review.


Frederick Neumann (1907-1994), Multi-Faceted Musician And Scholar, Homer Rudolf Jan 1994

Frederick Neumann (1907-1994), Multi-Faceted Musician And Scholar, Homer Rudolf

Performance Practice Review

A brief editorial outlining Neumann's life and works.


Frederick Neumann: Challenger Of Held Opinion, Roland Jackson Jan 1994

Frederick Neumann: Challenger Of Held Opinion, Roland Jackson

Performance Practice Review

Jackson discusses Neumann's contributions to the fields of Musicology and Preformance Practce studies.


Last Words On Inequality And Overdotting: A Review Of Stephen Hefling's Book, David Fuller Jan 1994

Last Words On Inequality And Overdotting: A Review Of Stephen Hefling's Book, David Fuller

Performance Practice Review

Fuller attempts to make definitve decisions about "appropriate" articulation and rhythmic interpretation in 17th and 18th century music.


Stephen Hefling's Book: Another View, Erich Schwandt Jan 1994

Stephen Hefling's Book: Another View, Erich Schwandt

Performance Practice Review

A brief review of Stephen Hefling's book "Rhythmic Alteration in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Music: Notes inegale and Overdotting."


Italian Split-Keyboard Instruments With Fewer Than Nineteen Divisions To The Octave, Denzil Wraight, Christopher Stembridge Jan 1994

Italian Split-Keyboard Instruments With Fewer Than Nineteen Divisions To The Octave, Denzil Wraight, Christopher Stembridge

Performance Practice Review

Checklists of (1) surviving Italian harpsichords and virginals with split black keys; (2) similar instruments not known to survive but whose existence can be documented; (3) 26 Italian organs built during the period 1468-1665 that are known to have had split keys. Gives the ranges of these instruments when known. Discusses Frescobaldi's probable involvement with such instruments.


Tempo Gradations In Purcell's Sonatas, Mary Cyr Jan 1994

Tempo Gradations In Purcell's Sonatas, Mary Cyr

Performance Practice Review

"Both the Italian tempo indications in Purcell's sonatas and the occasional English words in the fantasias imply differences of character as well as speed. The melodic and harmonic motion, and the presence of dissonance or chromaticism serve as superior guides to the finer nuances of speed and Articulation than does the examination of meter. Several of the apparent inconsistencies in Purcell's tempo marks may be resolved when they are considered in the context of three categories--fast, moderate, and slow."


"Musica Getutscht: A Treatise On Musical Instruments (1511)."By Sebastian Virdung. Trans. And Ed. Beth Bullard, Keith Polk Jan 1994

"Musica Getutscht: A Treatise On Musical Instruments (1511)."By Sebastian Virdung. Trans. And Ed. Beth Bullard, Keith Polk

Performance Practice Review

A book review of Beth Ballard's translation and edition of Musica Getutscht by Virdung.


Performance Practice In The Indeterminate Works Of John Cage, Judith Irene Lochhead Jan 1994

Performance Practice In The Indeterminate Works Of John Cage, Judith Irene Lochhead

Performance Practice Review

The recordings of Cage's indeterminate works such as Variations I, Fontana mix, Cartridge music, Variations II, and Variations III reveal certain traditions in their performance, in both form and style.


Poland, Krakow, Buckleina Teather. Collaborative Performance. May 7, 1994, Oscar E. Macchioni Dec 1993

Poland, Krakow, Buckleina Teather. Collaborative Performance. May 7, 1994, Oscar E. Macchioni

Oscar Macchioni

World Premier of Andrea Pensado's work "Reptando" for mixed ensemble and dancer.