The Art of Performance

The Art of Performance

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In this work the author turns his attention to the performer's role, arguing that the cult of the virtuoso has led to an overemphasis on technical display. He discusses specific ways in which performers can better serve the composer's ideas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 140 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.9mm | 367.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 halftones, numerous music examples
  • 0195122542
  • 9780195122541

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It comes as no surprise that this volume, though slim, is packed with a rich variety of insights ... in the burgeoning field of performance studies, it should rapidly become a standard text. * Music and Letters *
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About Heinrich Schenker

Heribert Esser has had a long and distinguished career as a conductor. He was music director of the Braunschweig State Theater and has been a guest conductor on every continent, conducting a wide repertoire of symphonic music as well as opera. Irene Schreier is a pianist who has performed widely in Europe, Israel, and the Americas. She is Artist-Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Music.
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