The End of Early Music

The End of Early Music : A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

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Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition. Written for musicians and non-musicians alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 162 x 236 x 24mm | 580.6g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 17 music examples
  • 0195189876
  • 9780195189872
  • 250,353

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Bruce's arguments are rich, not obvious, and very convincing. Read Bruce's ideas: applaud, question, be infuriated. But you will never think about early music as you did before. * Clifford Bartlett, Early Music Review * Haynes always writes as the insider performer, and his writing is fresh and direct...likely to be enjoyed by most musicians. * David Ledbetter, British Clavichord Society *
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About Bruce Haynes

Recently retired as a performer, Bruce Haynes worked for many years in Holland. He introduced the hautboy into the Dutch music curriculum, teaching at the Royal Conservatory. Currently, he is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Music at the University of Montreal. He has published widely on the history of the oboe and performing pitch standards.
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