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Vitenskapelig foredrag

Piano Playing in the Early 19th Century: Reconstructing a Practice of the Past.

  • Christina Sofie Kobb


Navn på arrangementet: Special Events. Beethoven Center, SJSU.
Sted: Marthin Luther King Library, San Jose State University
Dato fra: 9. november 2015
Dato til: 9. november 2015


Arrangørnavn: Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies

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Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2015

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Piano Playing in the Early 19th Century: Reconstructing a Practice of the Past.


In countless studies on keyboard playing and performance practice in the 18th and 19th centuries, pedagogical treatises – together with instrument and manuscript studies – are the main premises for the research. In my doctoral work, I have developed a theory on how a practice of the past may actually be reconstructed, based on the information in the treatises as well as other documents. Finally, instrument knowledge and practical application comes to aid and makes a demonstration of the musical outcome possible. The distinction between the English and the Viennese School of piano building has long been recognized, along with the respective compositional styles. In this study, I argue that advice on piano technique falls under the same distinction: A comparison of keyboard treatises of the early nineteenth century, where the basic rules or principles of piano playing are found to convey differences according to geographic divides, supports this claim. In my presentation, I will explain my work and demonstrate by way of music examples how 1.the Viennese vs the English technique can be defined, and 2. how Viennese technique differs from modern piano techniques."


Christina Sofie Kobb

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Fagseksjon for musikkteori, komposisjon og musikkteknologi ved Norges musikkhøgskole
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