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The Resource Text and act : essays on music and performance, Richard Taruskin

Text and act : essays on music and performance, Richard Taruskin

Label
Text and act : essays on music and performance
Title
Text and act
Title remainder
essays on music and performance
Statement of responsibility
Richard Taruskin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the last dozen years, the writings of Richard Taruskin have transformed the debate about "early music" and "authenticity." Text and Act collects for the first time the most important of Taruskin's essays and reviews from this period, many of which are now classics in the field. Taking a wide-ranging cultural view of the early music phenomenon, he shows that the movement, far from reviving ancient traditions, in fact represents the only truly modern style of performance being offered today. He goes on to contend that the movement is therefore far more valuable - and even authentic - than simple historical verisimilitude could ever be. These essays cast fresh light on many aspects of contemporary music-making and music-thinking, mixing lighthearted debunking with impassioned argumentation. Taruskin moves fluently from theoretical speculation to practical criticism, and covers a repertory ranging from Josquin des Prez to Stravinsky
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taruskin, Richard
Dewey number
781.4/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
ML457
LC item number
.T37 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Style, Musical
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • MUSIC
  • Performance practice (Music)
  • Style, Musical
  • Musikalische Aufführungspraxis
  • Musikalischer Stil
  • Uitvoeringspraktijk
  • Muziekinterpretatie
  • Musique
  • Style musical
  • Interprétation musicale
  • Style musical
Label
Text and act : essays on music and performance, Richard Taruskin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On letting the music speak for itself -- The limits of authenticity : a contribution -- Down with the fence -- The pastness of the present and the presence of the past -- What, or where, is the original? -- The modern sound of early music -- Tradition and authority -- Beethoven : the new antiquity -- Beethoven : resisting the Ninth -- Mozart : an icon for our time -- A Mozart wholly ours -- Mozart : old (new) instruments, new (old) tempos -- Bach : backslide or harbinger? -- Facing up, finally, to Bach's dark vision -- Bach : the crooked straight and the rough places plain -- Report from Lincoln Center : the International Josquin Festival-Conference, 21-25 june 1971 -- The price of literacy, or, why we need musicology -- High, sweet, and loud -- Text and act -- Stravinsky lite (even "The rite")
Control code
191942125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602560314
Lccn
94024903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
98aa446c-2660-49d8-88b7-97c6bcf2a796
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191942125
Label
Text and act : essays on music and performance, Richard Taruskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On letting the music speak for itself -- The limits of authenticity : a contribution -- Down with the fence -- The pastness of the present and the presence of the past -- What, or where, is the original? -- The modern sound of early music -- Tradition and authority -- Beethoven : the new antiquity -- Beethoven : resisting the Ninth -- Mozart : an icon for our time -- A Mozart wholly ours -- Mozart : old (new) instruments, new (old) tempos -- Bach : backslide or harbinger? -- Facing up, finally, to Bach's dark vision -- Bach : the crooked straight and the rough places plain -- Report from Lincoln Center : the International Josquin Festival-Conference, 21-25 june 1971 -- The price of literacy, or, why we need musicology -- High, sweet, and loud -- Text and act -- Stravinsky lite (even "The rite")
Control code
191942125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781602560314
Lccn
94024903
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
98aa446c-2660-49d8-88b7-97c6bcf2a796
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191942125

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