Readership: Students and scholars of romantic music, Western music history, recording technology, as well as piano performers and instructors.
Neal Peres da Costa, Lecturer in Musicology and Chair of Early Music Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
Neal Peres da Costa is Lecturer in Musicology and Chair of Early Music Unit, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney; renowned performer of Early Music and 17th-19th century historical keyboard instruments.
"[Peres da Costa] has read everything, listened to everything and marshalled it into a well-written and logically organised narrative. His range of references is highly impressive. He has provided pianophiles with some thought-provoking questions." - Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone
Chapter 1 Early Recordings: Their Value as Evidence
Chapter 2 Playing One Hand After The Other - Dislocation
Chapter 3 Unnotated Arpeggiation
Chapter 4 Metrical Rubato and Other Forms of Rhythmic Alteration
Chapter 5 Tempo Modification