Edited by Robin Stowell
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Performing Beethoven by Robin Stowell
Book DescriptionThe ten essays in this volume explore different aspects of the performance of instrumental works by Beethoven. Each essay discusses performance issues from Beethoven's time to the present, whether the objective be to realise a performance in an historically appropriate manner, to elucidate the interpretation of Beethoven's music by conductors and performers, to clarify transcriptions by editors or to reconstruct the experience of the listener in various different periods. Four contributions focus on the piano music while another group concentrates on Beethoven's music for strings. These chapters are complemented by an examination of Beethoven's exploitation of the developing wind choir, an evaluation of early twentieth-century recordings as pointers to early nineteenth-century performance practice and an historical survey of rescorings in Beethoven's symphonies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521023740
(247mm x 174mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Stowell
Cambridge History of Musical Performance, Hardback (February 2012)
Leading musicians, historians and scholars come together to present an innovative and integrated history of music through performers and performance.
Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet, Hardback (November 2003)
Will enrich readers' understanding of the history of the string quartet, the music and its interpretation.
Early Flute, Paperback (March 2003)
Provides sound advice on the issues raised when performing music of the past.
Early Violin and Viola, Hardback (July 2001)» View all books by Robin Stowell
An invaluable guide to the available historical source material on playing the violin and viola.
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