Kai Köpp, Period orchestral performance

This handbook is the first to survey the art of ensemble playing in the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. The main focus falls on the question of performance practice: "how did orchestral musicians from the 17th to 19th centuries understand and execute the instructions in their parts"?

This book is the first to offer a systematic description and explanation of the "lost immediacy" of orchestral playing (bowing patterns, standard articulation, expression, ensemble playing).

This novel focus makes it equally useful as a basic course in period performance and as a foundation for solo embellishment and improvisation. This practical handbook is aimed at everyone involved in the performance of orchestral music, including students, professionals (with or without experience in period performance), conductors, musicologists, and music editors.

Author: Köpp, Kai
first published in 2009
ISBN: 978-3-7618-1921-0
377 pages
with music examples and illustrations

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