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Musical Performance : A Guide to Understanding - John Rink

Musical Performance

A Guide to Understanding

By: John Rink (Editor)


Published: 20th February 2003
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This book unravels the complexities of playing music and reveals aspects of learning, playing and responding to music relevant to performances of all levels. A survey of performance through the ages leads to a presentation of basic historical, analytical and psychological concepts. Four chapters follow on teaching, development, practice and memorization. The next section considers the "translation" from score to sound, physical projection, ensemble playing and performance anxiety. The final section addresses the act of listening, the legacy of recordings, music criticism and "performers on performance".

"Overall this volume eschews theorizing, and several of the authors rely heavily on empirical studies to confirm what only anecdotal evidence has previously supported... accessible for performers and teachers at all levels..." Choice

Conceptions and Preconceptions
Performing through history
Historical performance and the modern performer
Analysis and (or?) performance
Understanding the psychology of performance
Learning to Perform
On teaching performance
Developing the ability to perform
Preparing for performance
Memorising music
Making Music
From score to sound
Communicating with the body in performance
Ensemble performance
The fear of performance
Interpreting Performance
Listening to performance
The legacy of recordings
The criticism of musical performance
Performers on performance
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ISBN: 9780521788625
ISBN-10: 0521788625
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 20th February 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.1  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.47