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The art of musical phrasing in the eighteenth century : punctuating the classical "period" / Stephanie D. Vial.

Author/Creator:
Vial, Stephanie.
Publication:
Rochester : University of Rochester Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 358 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Series:
Eastman studies in music, 1071-9989 ; [v. 55]
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Subjects:
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century.
Music -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.).
Musical notation.
Contents:
Part 1. Establishing an historical perspective: Musical punctuation, the analogy ; A surprisingly complex and lively picture of pointing theory ; Musical "resting points of the spirit"
Part 2. The art of interpreting rests: Written and unwritten rests ; Punctuation vs. articulation ; Affective punctuation
Part 3. Case studies in musical punctuation: Musical prose F. W. Marpurg's essay on the punctuation of recitative ; Musical verse Johann Mattheson's "curious specimen" of a punctuated minuet
Afterword
Appendix A: Translation of Marpurg's Lessons on musical punctuation, from His Kritische Briefe über die Tonkunst, vol. 2
Appendix B: Chronological chart of punctuation references.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-341) and index.
ISBN:
9781580460347 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1580460348
OCLC:
191090249