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Playing with History
By John Butt

Playing with History

The Historical Approach to Musical Performance

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Playing with History by John Butt

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Why do we feel the need to perform music in a historically informed style? Is this need related to wider cultural concerns? In this 2002 study, John Butt sums up debates on the nature of the early music movement and historically informed performance, calling upon a seemingly inexhaustible fund of ideas gleaned from historical musicology, analytic philosophy, literary theory, historiography and theories of modernism and postmodernism. He develops the critical views of both supporters and detractors of the movement, while claiming ultimately that it has more intellectual and artistic potential than its detractors may have assumed. He also asks whether the phenomenon of historically informed performance reflects changes in the culture of western music and how it, in turn, may have influenced that culture, particularly in regard to such issues as the status of the composer, the work, intentionality and notation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521013581
ISBN-10: 0521013585
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bach's Dialogue with Modernity by John Butt Bach's Dialogue with Modernity, Paperback (February 2012)

A detailed 2010 analysis of Bach's Passions which demonstrates how they reflect and constitute priorities and conditions of the western world.

Musica Getutscht by John Butt Musica Getutscht, Paperback (April 2007)

This early German 'do-it-yourself' manual tells us about music-making in the years just before the Reformation.

Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque by John Butt Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque, Paperback (December 2006)

In considering the role of practical music in education, this book attempts to define the art of performance in Germany during the Baroque period.

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Author Biography - John Butt

John Butt is the Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow, having previously been a lecturer in music at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of King's College. He is the author of Bach Interpretation (1990), Bach: Mass in B Minor (1991), Music Education and the Art of Performance in the German Baroque (1994) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Bach (1997), all published by Cambridge University Press. He is also a highly acclaimed harpsichordist and organist and has recorded 10 CDs for Harmonia Mundi, France.

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