The Notation Is Not the Music

The Notation Is Not the Music : Reflections on Early Music Practice and Performance

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Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation Is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters-and limitations-of notation-dependent performance. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written on the page as a mere steppingstone for performance. Only by continual examination and reexamination of the sources to discover original intent can an early music practitioner come close to authentic performance.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 5 b&w illus., 2 music exx.
  • 0253010608
  • 9780253010605
  • 385,254

Review quote

In a climate where marketing and convenient practicalities have increasingly tended to overwhelm historical evidence, Kuijken's book is timely and worthwhile. * Performance Practice Review *show more

About Barthold Kuijken

Barthold Kuijken is Professor of Baroque Flute and Head of the Early Music Section at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and The Hague.show more

Table of contents

Preface Acknowledgements1. The Underlying Philosophy2. My Way Towards Research3. The Limits of Notation4. The Notation, Its Perception and Rendering5. OutlookBibliographyshow more

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