Is diversity in musical performance truly in decline?: The evidence of sound recordings Fabian, Dorottya en_US 2021-11-25T13:40:53Z 2021-11-25T13:40:53Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract The paper draws on extensive research on performing Bach's works for solo violin and the study of early and contemporary piano and violin recordings of 19th-century music. Utilizing similar results of other researchers discussing interpretative styles in different repertories it questions the received opinion that over the second half of the 20th century performances of European concert music have become increasingly uniform due to the influence of sound recordings. Systematic study of early and recent recordings seems to indicate a more complex situation. The artistic liberties associated with the "golden age" of the first decades of sound recording can be interpreted as "the cultural trend" during that period, in other words just as "uniform" as particular features in late-20th century trends. Furthermore, since the 1980s, in the wake of the historical performance practice movement (and post-modernism), there has been a renewed diversity of interpretative styles captured on record but not acknowledged adequately by commentators. These differences can be demonstrated through computer aided sound recording analysis that also takes fully into account Continental developments and performance features on "minor" labels. The results of such analyses are supported by experimental research that test listeners' responses to various interpretations. en_US
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dc.identifier.issn 1038-4006 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other violin en_US
dc.subject.other performance practice en_US
dc.subject.other recordings en_US
dc.subject.other piano en_US
dc.title Is diversity in musical performance truly in decline?: The evidence of sound recordings en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement This article originally appeared in 'Context: Journal of Music Research': en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Context: Journal of Music Research en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 165-180 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 31 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fabian, Dorottya, English, Media, & Performing Arts, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of the Arts & Media *
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