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MUSS3340 Module Reading List

Performance, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Prof Michael Allis
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

The Brotherton has lots of books on many aspects of performance practice, interpretation, performers' writings, etc., which you might find helpful in terms of defining your own musical ideas and approaches. Obviously you can explore your own particular enthusiasms, but you might find the following selective list of interest; [IA] denotes that the text is available via Inernet Archive []: 

Burton, Anthony (ed.), A performer's guide to music of the baroque period. (London: ABRSM Publishing, 2002)  

---, A performer's guide to music of the classical period.. (London: ABRSM Publishing, 2002)  

---, A performer's guide to music of the romantic period. (London: ABRSAM Publishing, 2002)  

Brown, Clive, Classical and Romantic performing practice 1750-1900 (Oxford: Oxford University Press

Dart, Thurston, The interpretation of music. (London: Hutchinson's Musical Library, 1954) [IA]  

Karkoschka, Erhard, Notation in new music : a critical guide to interpretation and realisation (Tonbridge: Universal Edition, 1972) [IA]  

Lawson, Colin, and Robin Stowell, The historical performance of music : an introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999)

Macdonald, Robert, and Caro Ness, Secrets of Alexander technique (London: Dorling Kindersley, 2001) [IA]  

Philip, Robert, Early recordings and musical style : changing tastes in instrumental performance, 1900-1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992)

Philip, Robert, Performing music in the age of recording (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004)

Potter, John, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Singing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)

Rink, John (ed.), The Practice of performance : studies in musical interpretation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)

---, Musical performance : a guide to understanding (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Wolff, Konrad, The teaching of Artur Schnabel : a guide to interpretation.. (New York: Praeger, 1972)  

This list was last updated on 09/09/2021