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Expressiveness in music performance: Empirical approaches across styles and cultures

Dorottya Fabian, Renee Timmers, and Emery Schubert


What does it mean to be expressive in music performance in diverse historical and cultural domains? What are the means at the disposal of a performer in various time periods and musical practice conventions? And what are the conceptualizations of expression and the roles of performers that shape expressive performance? For the first time, a wide variety of perspectives are assembled in one volume investigating expressiveness in performance in various styles and cultures, including the ways in which the improvisations of Louis Armstrong, studio-fashioned electronic dance music, and the songs of ... More

Keywords: expressivity, performance, traditions, computational methods, music history, contemporary culture, non-western cultures, empirical musicology, music psychology, philosophy

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199659647
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659647.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dorottya Fabian, editor
Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales

Renee Timmers, editor
Lecturer in Psychology of Music, Department of Music, University of Sheffield

Emery Schubert, editor
Co-leader of the Empirical Musicology Group, Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales

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Part 1 Reception and Aesthetics of Western Classical Music Performance

Chapter 3 Heuristics for Expressive Performance

Daniel Leech-Wilkinson, and Helen M. Prior

Chapter 5 Expressiveness in Historical Perspective

David Milsom, and Neal Peres Da Costa

Part 2 Expressiveness across Styles and Cultures

Part 3 Models and Quantifications of Expressive Performance of Western Classical Music

Chapter 13 Quantitative Methods

Werner Goebl, Simon Dixon, and Emery Schubert

Part 4 Prospectives