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