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Musical Performance

A Guide to Understanding

by John Rink(ed.)
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Musical Performance by John Rink
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This accessible guide for students, teachers and performers at all levels unravels the complexities of musical performance and focuses on key aspects of learning, playing and responding to music. A survey of performance through the ages leads to a presentation of basic historical, analytical and psychological concepts. Four chapters follow on teaching, development, practice and memorisation. The next section considers the 'translation' from score to sound, physical projection, ensemble playing and performance anxiety. The final section addresses the act of listening, the legacy of recordings, music criticism and 'performers on performance'.
Cambridge University Press; December 2002
261 pages; ISBN 9780511074691
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Title: Musical Performance
Author: John Rink
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Great book about music performance
Excellent book about how musicians perform. A must read for those interested in the field of music performance.