The Cambridge Companion to the Concerto Paperback
Edited by Simon P. (City University London) Keefe
Part of the Cambridge Companions to Music series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 338 pages, 37 music examples
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 27/10/2005
- Category: Music
- ISBN: 9780521542579