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Performance

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198167273
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598371 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019816727X.003.0014
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Addresses the question of the relation of the work to its performances, and the interesting puzzles concerning arrangements, versions, variations, and mistakes. Explores the cultural and historical significance of performance in creating the identity of the musical work and contains a critical account of the present vogue for ‘authenticity’. The cult of authenticity makes the relation between sound and tone, and this is explored in Ch. 2.

Keywords: arrangements; authenticity; identity; mistakes; performance; sound; tone; variations; versions

Chapter.  9093 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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