Inside Early Music

Inside Early Music : Conversations with Performers

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The early music movement has generated as much controversy as it has best-selling recordings. This work attempts to explain the history of the movement, which tries to perform music with period instruments and styles, and the many controversies and debates within it, through the words of the most prominent early music performers and recording artists themselves. This collection includes conversations with conductors Roger Norrington and John Eliot Gardiner, Susan Hellauer of "Anonymous 4", Peter Phillips of "The Tallis Scholars", and other artists. Written in question and answer format, and including discographies, the book aims to give readers insights into the music and its performance, and in the process shed light on today's artistic issues.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 425 pages
  • 163.3 x 248.2 x 35.1mm | 816.14g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 14 music examples, bibliography
  • 0195097084
  • 9780195097085

About Bernard D. Sherman

About the Author: Bernard D. Sherman writes about early music and other topics for Fanfare, Historical Performance, Early Music America, Strings, and Piano and Keyboard, among other journals and magazines. He wrote the article on "Authenticity in Musical Performance" for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (OUP, 1998).show more

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"I can't imagine a better book of its kind."--Richard Taruskin, author of Text and Act and Stravinsky and the Russian Traditionsshow more

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