The History of Tempo Rubato
By (author) Richard Hudson
Normal Price: $120.95
Your Price: $108.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.44 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Stolen Time by Richard Hudson
Book DescriptionThe history of tempo rubato ('stolen time') is as old as music itself, composers and performers ever introducing expressive fluctuation of the tempo contrary to music's precise notation. The technique has been variously described by theorists and composers as 'an honest theft', 'a pernicious nuisance', even 'seductive' (by Franz Liszt), yet it remains integral to the performance and history of music. Professor Hudson's book is the first to present the complex history of this device. He identifies and traces the development of two main types of rubato: an earlier one in which note values in a melody are altered while the accompaniment keeps strict time, and a later, more familiar, one in which the tempo of the entire musical substance fluctuates. In the course of his narrative he ranges widely over western music, from Gregorian Chant to Chopin, from C.P.E. Bach to jazz, quoting extensively from the writings of theorists, composers, and performers. In so doing he not only suggests new ways of approaching the rubato in the music of nineteenth-century composers like Chopin and Liszt, where we expect to encounter the term, but also illuminates the music of earlier and later periods, revealing its use even in the music of that most metronomic of composers, Stravinsky. As such his book will be of wide interest and of particular relevance to performers. The text is illustrated throughout by some 150 music examples and a number of illustrations.
Buy Stolen Time book by Richard Hudson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780198166672
(234mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Richard Hudson
Introduction to Word Grammar, Paperback (July 2010)
A theory of language structure based on the assumption that language is a network and all of knowledge is learned.
Allemande and the Tanz, Paperback (December 2009)
This is the second of two volumes devoted to the evolution of the Allemande, the Balletto, and the Tanz from 1540 to 1750.
Language Networks, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Richard Hudson
Presents a different theory of how we learn and use our knowledge of language and puts this to work in explorations of morphology, syntax, semantics, and sociolinguistics. This book introduces a version of the author's influential theory of Word Grammar and shows how it can be used to explain the operations of language.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Stolen Time book by Richard Hudson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.