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Readings in the history of music in performance

Author: Carol MacClintock
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1979.
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Features passages that provide an insight into actual music-making. This book includes readings on the performance of Western music from the late middle ages to the early nineteenth century which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol MacClintock
ISBN: 0253144957 9780253144959 025320285X 9780253202857
OCLC Number: 4495533
Description: xii, 432 pages : music ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I, before 1500: The late middle ages: Jerome of Moravia, from Tractatus de musica ; Anonymous XIII, Treatise on discant --
The early Renaissance: Conrad von Zabern, from De modo bene cantandi ; Olivier de la Marche, Banquet of the oath of the pheasant --
Part II, the Renaissance: Music in daily life: Giovanni Boccaccio, from The decameron ; Baldassare Castiglione, from The book of the courtier ; Vincenzo Giustiniani, from Discorso sopra la musica --
On singing and ornamentation: Adrian Petit Coclico, from Compendium musices ; Giovanni Camillo Maffei, Letter on singing ; Hermann Finck, from Practica musica ; Ludovico Zacconi, from Prattica di musica --
Rules for performers and composers: Nicola Vicentino, from L'antica musica ; Gioseffo Zarlino, from Istitutioni harmoniche ; Girolamo Diruta, from Il transilvano ; Thomas Morley, from A plaine and easie introduction to practicall musick. Part III, the seventeenth century: Music a gentleman's recreation: Henry Peacham, from The compleat gentleman ; Izaak Walton, from The life of George Herbert ; Roger North, from Memoirs of music --
Travelers' accounts of musical performances: Thomas Coryat, from Coryat's crudities ; André Maugars, Response to an inquisitive person on the Italian feeling about music --
On organ playing: Adriano Banchieri, from Conclusioni nel suono dell' organo ; Agostino Agazzari, Letter on style in organ playing ; Girolamo Frescobaldi, Three prefaces --
The performance of sacred music: Matthias Hoe von Hoenegg, from Parasceve ad solemnitatem evangelicam ; Heinrich Schütz, Preface to Historia der Auferstehung Jesu Christi ; Michael Praetorius, from Syntagma musicum, On arranging choirs --
Tempo, tactus, and musical terms: Michael Praetorius, from Syntagma musicum, On choral music, On musical terms ; Marin Mersenne, from Harmonie universelle, On beating the measure ; Henry Purcell, from A choice collection of lessons --
On singing: John Dowland, from Andreas Ornithoparcus his micrologus ; Michael Praetorius, from Syntagma musicum, Instruction for singers ; Marin Mersenne, from Harmonie universelle, How to train voices --
Music for the theater: Claudio Monteverdi, Four letters ; Emilio de' Cavalieri, from Rappresentazione di anima, et di corpo ; Marco da Gagliano, Preface to Dafne ; Thomas Campion, from The description of a maske ; Giovanni Battista Doni, from "Trattato della musica scenica" --
On ballet: Michel Depure, from Idées des spectacles anciens et nouveaux. Part IV, the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: Instructions for playing the clavecin: Michel de Saint-Lambert, from Les principes du clavecin ; François Couperin, from L'art de toucher le clavecin ; Jean Philippe Rameau, from Pièces de clavecin --
Opera : pro and con: Jacques Bonnet-Bourdelot, from Histoire de la musique et de ses effets ; Charles de Saint-Évremond, Letter on the opera ; Charles Burney, from A general history of music ; Charles de Brosses, from Lettres familières --
The violin: Roger North, from Musicall grammarian and Other memoirs ; Francesco Geminiani, from The art of playing on the violin ; Georg Muffat, from Florilegium secundum --
The new instruction methods: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, from Essay on the true art of playing the clavier ; Johann Joachim Quantz, from Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte--
; Leopold Mozart, from Versuch einer gründliche Violinschule ; Daniel Gottlob Türk, from Clavierschule --
The dance: Jean-Georges Noverre, from Letters on the dance --
On vocal music: Pier. Francesco Tosi, from Observations on the florid song ; Johann Joachim Quantz, from Versuch einer Answeisung die Flöte--, requirements of a good singer. Travelers' reports: Charles de Brosses, from Lettres familières ; Charles Burney, from The present state of music in France and Italy and The present state of music in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Provinces --
On the performance of famous men: Johann Nikolaus Forkel, from "Bach the clavier player" ; Sir John Hawkins, from A general history of the science and practice of music (Handel) ; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Four letters ; Carl Czerny, from "Recollections from my life" (Beethoven) ; Anton Schindler, from The life of Beethoven and Biographie von Ludwig van Beethoven --
Opinion and criticism: Charles Avison, from An essay on musical expression ; William Jackson, from Observations on the present state of music, in London ; Johann Friedrich Reichardt, from Vertraute Briefe aus Paris ; Hector Berlioz, from Voyage musical and À travers chants.
Responsibility: selected, translated, and edited by Carol MacClintock.

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" ... extremely useful ... In MacClintock's selections, even when the source is primarily theoretical, she chooses passages that give a lively insight into actual music-making." Continuo

 
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