This stimulating guide will help students and their teachers to achieve stylish performances of music of the Romantic period. Individual chapters from leading experts focus on historical background, notation and interpretation, and sources and editions, presenting the latest thinking on performance in a clear, helpful and practical way. There are also dedicated chapters of specialist advice for keyboard, string and wind players, and singers, plus a recommended playlist of illustrative, authoritative recordings. Fully illustrated throughout with many music examples, facsimiles and pictures, this is a valuable resource for students of the Romantic period which will also add to the knowledge and understanding of amateur and professional musicians.
A wonderful compilation, these fascinating and stimulating guides will whet the appetite and add to the knowledge and understanding of musicians at all levels, indeed, all music-lovers. * Stringendo * A stimulating, readable book, ideal for serious students, and also for teachers who wish to refresh their knowledge and keep up to date with the latest interpretative ideas. * PAN * Thoroughly approachable publications... they deserve to be not only read but acted upon. * Early Music Review *