What do performers of today need to know to make an appropriate contribution to the music of different eras? and what can all musicians usefully learn from the experience of specialists in period performance? The Performer's Guides aim to answer these questions in a clear, helpful, and practical way. Each of the three Guides includes an historical introduction; a detailed account of how the music of the period was notated and how performers were expected to interpret it; and includes a guide to sources and editions. Further chapters give specialist advice to keyboard players, string players, wind players, and singers. The contributors are all musicians with both scholarly expertise and practical experience; they include several leading performers. The text is illustrated with music examples, facsimiles, and pictures.
Series Editor: Anthony Burton
Contributors: Jane Glover - Introduction David Wyn Jones - Historical Background Cliff Eisen - Notation and Interpretation David Ward - Keyboard Duncan Druce - Strings Colin Lawson - Wind Instruments Richard Wigmore - Singing Barry Cooper - Sources and Editions