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The End of Early Music: A Period Performer's History of Music for the Twenty-First Century

Bruce Haynes


Its performing traditions lost to time, early music has become the subject of significant controversy across the world of classical music and presents numerous challenges for musicians, composers, and even listening audiences. The studies of instruments and notes on early manuscript pages may help to restore early music to its intended state, yet the real process is interpretive, taking place within performers themselves. This book is about historical performance practice in its broadest sense. The book begins by identifying the most common performing styles, using and comparing sound recordin ... More

Keywords: classical music, early music, autobiography, performing style, formality, performance, authenticity, Baroque expression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195189872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce Haynes, author
University of Montreal