Stolen Time: The History of Tempo Rubato

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Stolen Time: The History of Tempo Rubato - Hudson, Richard
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The history of tempo rubato ('stolen time') is as old as music itself. Composers and performers sometimes alter the expected rhythm or tempo in order to enhance the expressive power of the music. The technique has been variously described by theorists and composers as 'an honest theft', 'a pernicious nuisance', even 'seductive' (by Franz Liszt), yet it remains integral to the performance and history of music. Professor Hudson's book is the first to present the complex history of this device. He identifies and traces the ...

Stolen Time: The History of Tempo Rubato 1997, Clarendon Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780198166672

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Stolen Time: The History of Tempo Rubato 1995, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198161691

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