Chapter

Mode of Notation and Performance

Heinrich Schenker

in The Art of Performance

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780195151510
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871582 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151510.003.0002
Mode of Notation and Performance

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This chapter argues that a composer's mode of notation indicates the desired effect, and that the performer must grasp the intention behind it. Examples demonstrate that interpreting indications literally can actually prevent the desired effect. The performer has the challenge of finding dissembling means which enable him to realize the composer's intentions. The importance of using an authentic text based on manuscripts and first editions is stressed.

Keywords: effect; dissembling; authentic text; manuscripts; first editions

Chapter.  800 words. 

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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