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Off the record : performing practices in romantic piano playing

Author: Neal Peres Da Costa
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Off the Record is a revealing exploration of piano performing practices of the high Romantic era. Author and well-known keyboard player Neal Peres Da Costa bases his investigation on a range of early sound recordings (acoustic, piano roll and electric) that capture a generation of highly-esteemed pianists trained as far back as the mid-nineteenth-century. Placing general practices of late nineteenth-century piano  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Neal Peres Da Costa
ISBN: 9780195386912 0195386914
OCLC Number: 729863292
Description: xxxiv, 342 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
Contents: Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence --
Playing One Hand After The Other --
Dislocation --
Unnotated Arpeggiation --
Metrical Rubato and Other Forms of Rhythmic Alteration --
Tempo Modification.
Responsibility: Neal Peres da Costa.

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In Off the Record, author and pianist Neal Peres Da Costa explores Romantic-era performance practices through a range of early sound recordings-acoustic, piano roll and electric-that capture a  Read more...
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Excellent. * Alex Ross, TheRestIsNoise.com * A very welcome and important addition to our understanding of how pianists of an earlier generation performed nineteenth century romantic piano Read more...

 
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