The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

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The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto

By Simon P. Keefe

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No musical genre has had a more chequered critical history than the concerto and yet simultaneously retained as consistently prominent a place in the affections of the concert-going public. This volume, one of very few to deal with the genre in its entirety, assumes a broad remit, setting the concerto in its musical and non-musical contexts, examining the concertos that have made important contributions to musical culture, and looking at performance-related topics. A picture emerges of a genre in a continual state of change, re-inventing itself in the process of growth and development and regularly challenging its performers and listeners to broaden the horizons of their musical experience.

Subject: Humanities -> Music -> General

The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 10/27/05
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 113981723X
ISBN 13: 9781139817233
Print ISBN: 9780521542579

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