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The Art of Performance

Heinrich Schenker and Heribert Esser


From early on, Heinrich Schenker was deeply interested in performance. There are many references to a planned publication on performance, there are finished segments and many miscellaneous related notebook-jottings, but his theoretical writings took precedence over all else and he never completed the book. This book may be taken as a compilation, as is explained in detail in the editor's introduction. It presents what Schenker regarded as one of his main missions: to rectify the direction music performance had taken in his time. He argues that for a meaningful performance of a masterwork the p ... More

Keywords: conceptual integrity, re-creation, piano singing, mode of notation, dynamics, dissembling means, practicing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151510
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heinrich Schenker, author

Heribert Esser, editor
Elder Conservatory, Adalaide