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Title Text and act : essays on music and performance / Richard Taruskin.
Author Taruskin, Richard.
Publication New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Description 1 online resource (vi, 382 pages) : illustrations
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Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents On letting the music speak for itself -- The limits of authenticity : a contribution -- Down with the fence -- The pastness of the present and the presence of the past -- What, or where, is the original? -- The modern sound of early music -- Tradition and authority -- Beethoven : the new antiquity -- Beethoven : resisting the Ninth -- Mozart : an icon for our time -- A Mozart wholly ours -- Mozart : old (new) instruments, new (old) tempos -- Bach : backslide or harbinger? -- Facing up, finally, to Bach's dark vision -- Bach : the crooked straight and the rough places plain -- Report from Lincoln Center : the International Josquin Festival-Conference, 21-25 june 1971 -- The price of literacy, or, why we need musicology -- High, sweet, and loud -- Text and act -- Stravinsky lite (even "The rite").
Summary Over the last dozen years, the writings of Richard Taruskin have transformed the debate about "early music" and "authenticity." Text and Act collects for the first time the most important of Taruskin's essays and reviews from this period, many of which are now classics in the field. Taking a wide-ranging cultural view of the early music phenomenon, he shows that the movement, far from reviving ancient traditions, in fact represents the only truly modern style of performance being offered today. He goes on to contend that the movement is therefore far more valuable - and even authentic - than simple historical verisimilitude could ever be. These essays cast fresh light on many aspects of contemporary music-making and music-thinking, mixing lighthearted debunking with impassioned argumentation. Taruskin moves fluently from theoretical speculation to practical criticism, and covers a repertory ranging from Josquin des Prez to Stravinsky.
Note Print version record.
Subject Performance practice (Music)
Style, Musical.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Techniques.
Performance practice (Music) (OCoLC)fst01057874
Style, Musical. (OCoLC)fst01136333
Interprétation musicale.
Style musical.
Musique -- Exécution.
Style musical.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus.
Beethoven, Ludwig van.
Musikalische Aufführungspraxis.
Musikalischer Stil.
Performance (Music)
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Taruskin, Richard. Text and act. New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 (DLC) 94024903
ISBN 9780195094589 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0195094581 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780195357431 (electronic bk.)

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