Baroque Music Today: Music As Speech : Ways to a New Understanding of Music

Baroque Music Today: Music As Speech : Ways to a New Understanding of Music


For performers and audiences to appreciate tune of prior instances, they need to learn how to understand the languages and messages of the earlier. In those essays, Nikolaus Harnoncourt summarizes his perspectives coming up from years dedicated to the functionality of early track, discussing a few of the difficulties of ancient interpretation. His goal is to take advantage of our wisdom of historic functionality perform to reach at a latest interpretation of the masterworks of the previous. during this means present day performer and listener might notice the complete spectrum of what musical speech was once meant to speak.

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