J. S. Bach's musician son explains the technique for performing eighteenth-century compositions, discussing fingering, embellishments, bass, and accompaniment
Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Die von Karl Leimer und seinem Schüler Walter Gieseking begründete und weiterentwickelte Methodik des Klavierspiels hat unter Pianisten und Klavierpädagogen weite Verbreitung gefunden. Aus der Absicht entstanden, der Loslösung des Technischen von der musikalischen Gestaltung entgegen zu wirken, wurde ein System entwickelt, das allen Aspekten des Musizierens wieder gleiche Bedeutung zukommen lässt: der Ausbildung der pianistischen Fähigkeiten ebenso wie der Analyse der Musik und dem Training von Gedächtnis und Gehör. Bedingung aller künstlerischen Gestaltung ist nach Karl Leimer die intellektuelle Aneignung, bei der dennoch die Natürlichkeit des Vortrags nicht vernachlässigt werden darf. Die beiden Arbeiten "Modernes Klavierspiel" und "Rhythmik, Dynamik, Pedal" erscheinen erstmals zusammengefasst in einem Band.
Mit Ergänzung: Rhythmik, Dynamik, Pedal
Author: Walter Gieseking,Karl Leimer
Publisher: Schott Music
Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Offers performers, teachers and students new insights into ornamentation. An important new reference work that has earned praise from America’s leading Bach scholar and an impressive list of distinguished cellists. The Cello Suites of Johann Sebastian Bach contain some one hundred trills, many open to diverse execution and more than half sparking controversy among musicians. Now accomplished cellist Jerome Carrington brings together and examines historically informed interpretations of the trills and compares them with contemporary performance practice. Carrington collects and annotates every trill in the Cello Suites, examining each ornament individually to find the most historically accurate solution for its execution. For determining the form of each trill, he offers a method that includes analysis of harmonic structure. Because no autograph copy of the Cello Suites has survived, he undertakes a detailed study of the manuscript of the Lute Suite in G minor, which Bach adapted from Cello Suite No. 5, as a reference for correcting errors and verifying harmonic and rhythmic details. Bursting with new ideas, Trills in the Bach Cello Suites offers insight for performers and music theorists alike. It will aid in the interpretation of these classic works as it renews our appreciation for Bach’s genius.
A Handbook for Performers
Author: Jerome Carrington
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Research in the field of keyboard studies, especially when intimately connected with issues of performance, is often concerned with the immediate working environments and practices of musicians of the past. An important pedagogical tool, the keyboard has served as the ‘workbench’ of countless musicians over the centuries. In the process it has shaped the ways in which many historical musicians achieved their aspirations and went about meeting creative challenges. In recent decades interest has turned towards a contextualized understanding of creative processes in music, and keyboard studies appears well placed to contribute to the exploration of this wider concern. The nineteen essays collected here encompass the range of research in the field, bringing together contributions from performers, organologists and music historians. Questions relevant to issues of creative practice in various historical contexts, and of interpretative issues faced today, form a guiding thread. Its scope is wide-ranging, with contributions covering the mid-sixteenth to early twentieth century. It is also inclusive, encompassing the diverse range of approaches to the field of contemporary keyboard studies. Collectively the essays form a survey of the ways in which the study of keyboard performance can enrich our understanding of musical life in a given period.
Sources, Contexts and Performance
Author: Dr Andrew Woolley,Dr John Kitchen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Heinrich Schenker's The Art of Performance shows this great music theorist in a new light. While his theoretical writings helped transform music theory in the twentieth century, this book draws on his experience as a musician and teacher to propose a sharp reevaluation of how musical compositions are realized in performance. Filled with concrete examples and numerous suggestions, the book will interest both music theorists and practicing performers. Schenker's approach is based on his argument that much of contemporary performance practice is rooted in the nineteenth-century cult of the virtuoso, which has resulted in an overemphasis on technical display. To counter this, he proposes specific ways to reconnect the composer's intentions and the musician's performance. Schenker begins by showing how performers can benefit from understanding the laws of composition. He demonstrates how a literal interpretation of the composer's indications can be self-defeating, and he provides a lively discussion of piano technique, including suggestions for pedal, sound color, orchestral effects, and balance. He devotes separate chapters to non-legato, legato, fingering, dynamics, tempo, and rests. In addition to the examples for pianists, Schenker covers a number of topics, such as bowing technique, that will prove invaluable for other instrumentalists and for conductors. The book concludes with an aphoristic and sometimes lyrical chapter on practicing. After Schenker's death, his student Oswald Jonas prepared the text for publication from Schenker's notes, eventually leaving the manuscript to his stepdaughter, Irene Schreier Scott, who entrusted the work of organizing and editing the disparate material to Jonas's friend and student Heribert Esser. She later translated it into English. This edition is the first publication in any language of this remarkable work.
Author: Heinrich Schenker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
A guide to Mozart's two most popular piano concertos.
Author: David Grayson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"Boland's clear, accessible text reflects years of professional experience as a performer and teacher of the one-key flute. Her book answers all the practical needs of beginners and offers advanced flutists a wealth of useful information. Even players wedded to the Boehm flute will gain fresh musical insights from Boland's comprehensive method."—Laurence Libin, Department of Musical Instruments, Metropolitan Museum of Art "This is the best introduction to the one-key (baroque) flute for Boehm system flute players available today. With her comprehensive knowledge of the numerous historical treatises and tutors and her extensive practical experience as a player and teacher, Jan Boland has fashioned a guide that is at the same time informative and enjoyable. I only wish it had been available when I set out to learn the one-key flute. It would have saved me much time and led me directly to the most important sources."—John Thow, composer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Berkeley "An easy-to-read format, clear prose, attractive graphics, and well chosen and very legible music make it an ideal beginner's tutor."—Betty Bang Mather, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa School of Music
Author: Janice Dockendorff Boland
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Zwei Teile in einem Band
Author: Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg
Author: Pier Francesco Tosi,Johann Friedrich Agricola
This book collects key writings about eighteenth century music . It brings together for the first time in one place, a wide selection of essential documents not only about music theory and practice, but about the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, ideological, and literary debates which held sway during a century when musical thought and criticism gained a privileged position in the culture of Europe. Enrico Fubini offers a sampling of English, French, German, and Italian writings on topics ranging from Enlightenment rationalism and the theories of harmony to German musical culture and the polemics on J. S. Bach. Organized by topic and historical period these selections go beyond writings dealing exclusively with specific musical works to larger issues of theory and the reception of musical ideas in the culture at large. The selections are from books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters; the contributors include Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire, Grimm, Alfieri, Rameau, Quantz, Gluck, Tartini, Leopold and W. A. Mozart, and C. P .E. Bach. Many are translated here for the first time. With general and chapter introductions, restored footnotes, and other valuable annotations, and a biographical appendix, this anthology will interest music scholars, students, and teachers.
A Source Book
Author: Enrico Fubini
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Part history, part explanation of early music, this book also plays devil's advocate, criticizing current practices and urging experimentation. Haynes, a veteran of the movement, describes a vision of the future that involves improvisation, rhetorical expression, and composition.
A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Bruce Haynes
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Heinemann Advanced Music series covers A Level specifications. The combination of student book, teacher's resource file and double CD pack covers performing, developing musical ideas and composing, listening, and understanding and analysis. This student book provides printed musical access with commentaries to help students develop analysis skills. Exercises and questions are provided to help the students with composing, listening and performing.
Author: Pam Hurry,Mark Phillips,Mark Richards
These early keyboard works by Haydn were originally called Divertimentos or Sonatas, but because of their form and brevity were later renamed. Containing two to four movements each, they include much that is the essence of the Haydn style. The "Sonatina in G Major," Hob. XVI/8 is perhaps the best known of the set, yet all are worthy of study as preparation for Mozart and Haydn sonatas.
For Intermediate to Late Intermediate Piano
Author: Franz Joseph Haydn,Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music