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The Resource Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing, Neal Peres da Costa

Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing, Neal Peres da Costa

Label
Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing
Title
Off the record
Title remainder
performing practices in romantic piano playing
Statement of responsibility
Neal Peres da Costa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Off the Record is a revealing exploration of piano performing practices of the high Romantic era. Author and well-known keyboard player Neal Peres Da Costa bases his investigation on a range of early sound recordings (acoustic, piano roll and electric) that capture a generation of highly-esteemed pianists trained as far back as the mid-nineteenth-century. Placing general practices of late nineteenth-century piano performance alongside evidence of the stylistic idiosyncrasies of legendary pianists such as Carl Reinecke (1824-1910), Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), Camille Saint-Saëns (1838-1921) and Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), he examines prevalent techniques of the time--dislocation, unnotated arpeggiation, rhythmic alteration, tempo fluctuation--and unfolds the background and lineage of significant performer/pedagogues. Throughout, Peres Da Costa demonstrates that these early recordings do not simply capture the idiosyncrasies of aging musicians as has been commonly asserted, but in fact represent a range of established expressive practices of a lost age. An extensive collection of these fascinating and sometimes rare professional recordings of the Romantic age masters are available on a companion web site, and in addition, Peres Da Costa, himself a renowned period keyboardist, illustrates points made throughout the book with his own playing. Of essential value to student and professional pianists, historical musicologists of 19th and early 20th century performance practice, and also to the general music aficionado audience, Off the Record is an indispensable resource for scholarly research, performance inspiration, and listening enjoyment."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Peres Da Costa, Neal
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML706
LC item number
.P37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piano
  • Sound recordings
  • Piano
  • Sound recordings
  • Musikalische Aufführungspraxis
  • Klavier
  • Klaviermusik
  • Schallaufzeichnung
  • Klavierspiel
  • Musikalische Aufführungspraxis
  • Romantik
  • Schallaufzeichnung
Label
Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing, Neal Peres da Costa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322), discography (p. 323-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence -- Playing One Hand After The Other -- Dislocation -- Unnotated Arpeggiation -- Metrical Rubato and Other Forms of Rhythmic Alteration -- Tempo Modification
Control code
729863292
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780195386912
Lccn
2011023579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021085070
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)729863292
Label
Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing, Neal Peres da Costa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322), discography (p. 323-325) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence -- Playing One Hand After The Other -- Dislocation -- Unnotated Arpeggiation -- Metrical Rubato and Other Forms of Rhythmic Alteration -- Tempo Modification
Control code
729863292
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 342 pages
Isbn
9780195386912
Lccn
2011023579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021085070
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
(OCoLC)729863292

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