The Practice of the Practising [electronic resource] / Alessandro Cervino ... [et al.].

Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2011]
Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute. Subseries Orpheus Research Centre in Music ; 04.
Collected writings of the Orpheus Institute. Subseries Orpheus Research Centre in Music ; 04
1 online resource (92 p.)
Practicing (Music)
Schnittke, Alfred, 1934-1998. Trio, -- strings; -- arranged.
Feldman, Morton, 1926-1987. Piano music.
Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012. Sonatas, -- piano.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Suites, -- cello, -- BWV 1012, -- D major.
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The process of practising is intrinsic to musical creativity. Practising may primarily be thought of as technical, but it is often also musically meaningful, including elements of interpretation, improvisation, and/or composition. The practice room can be a space in which to explore a field of creative possibilities; a place to experiment and to refine ideas. "The practice of practising" is primarily concerned with considering practising as a practice in itself: a collection of processes that determines musical creativity and significance. The volume comprises four diverse case studies, in relation to music by J.S. Bach, Elliott Carter, Alfred Schnittke, and Morton Feldman, presenting both solo and ensemble perspectives.
The Practice of Practising; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; I. A self-study of learning the Prelude from Bach's Suite No. 6 for cello solo: Comparing words and actions; Prologue; Effective Practice; The Investigation; Stages and Cycles in Learning the Prelude; Relating Practice and Reports; Comparing Practice and Comments; Stage 1: Exploration; Practice; Comments; Stages 2 and 3: Smoothing out and Listening; Practice; Comments; Stage 4: Re-working Technique; Practice; Comments; Stage 5: Preparation for Performance; Practice; Comments; Connecting theory and practice
Seeing the 'big picture'Words vs. actions: two windows on the mind; Reflection-in-action vs. reflection-on-action; Coda; References; Acknowledgements; II. Performer's harmony: towards a performance of Elliott Carter's Piano Sonata; Preliminary remarks; Getting started; The process; The practice of practising: a tool for knowing; Afterword; References; III. Morton Feldman's Late Piano Music: Experimentalism in Practice; Memory and subjectivity in Feldman's late music; The problem of interpretation; Palais de Mari and the contingencies of performance; Practice as an experimental process
ReferencesIV. Alfred Schnittke ́s Piano Trio: Learning and Performing; Introduction; The aim of the study; Methodology, duration and research questions; Preparation for rehearsals and recording; Background to the Schnittke recording; Two mapping systems; Achieving affinity; Micro and macro levels of learning; Interpretation and polystylistic context; Recording; Conclusions; References; Personalia; Colophon
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Cervino, Alessandro.
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