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Post-Millennial Encounters with the Mozart/Da Ponte Operas
The three Mozart/Da Ponte operas offer a inexhaustible wellspring for critical reflection, possessing a complexity and equivocation common to all great humane works.
Identity and Difference
Essays on Music, Language and Time
This volume is a collection of essays based on lectures given at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent at various occasions over the last four years. Two of our five distinguished authors are British, three are Germans. Two are prominent composers and both...
Improvising Early Music
In this book, three experts give their view on aspects of musical improvisation in the late medieval, renaissance, and early baroque periods.
Inter Disciplinas Ars
Collected Writings of the Orpheus Institute
Aspects of Music Theory and Aesthetics in the Age of Romanticism
In New Paths, five renowned scholars discuss a variety of topics related to Romanticism, focusing especially on the years 1800–1840.
Vocality and Instrumentality in 19th-Century Music
What can music tell us—without words? Can it depict scenes, narrate stories, elucidate beliefs? And can it be an instrument through which we access the inner lives not only of musicians from the past but of ourselves, today?
Order and Disorder
Music-Theoretical Strategies in 20th Century Music
Order and Disorder is the result of the first International Orpheus Academy for Music Theory, held in 2003. Its theme was 20th century music and theory, especially after the 1950s. Five guest lecturers discussed theoretical, historical and...
Partimento and Continuo Playing in Theory and in Practice
This volume reflects a multidisciplinary approach, with the accent on the interplay between music performance and music theory
The Practice of Practising
The Practice of Practising is primarily concerned with considering practicing as a practice in itself: a collection of processes that determines musical creativity and significance.
Theory into Practice
Composition, Performance and the Listening Experience
The central theme of this book is the relationship between the reflections about and the realization of a musical composition. In his essay "Words about Music, or Analysis versus Performance," Nicholas Cook states that words and music can never be...