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Inside Early Music: Conversations with Performers

Bernard D. Sherman

Abstract

The attempt to play music with the styles and instruments of its era—commonly referred to as the early music movement—has become immensely popular in recent years. For instance, Billboard’s “Top Classical Albums” of 1993 and 1994 featured Anonymous 4, who sing medieval music, and the best-selling Beethoven recording of 1995 was a period-instruments symphony cycle led by John Eliot Gardiner, who is Deutsche Grammophon’s top-selling living conductor. But the movement has generated as much controversy as it has best-selling records, not only about the merits of its results, but also about the val ... More

Keywords: early music movement, Anonymous 4, John Eliot Gardiner, period instruments, William Christie, Roger Norrington, Tallis Scholars, Robert Levin, medieval music, composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169454.001.0001

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Bernard D. Sherman, author

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