Gunn: Discoveries from the Fortepiano
"A Manual for Beginning and Seasoned Performers" by Donna Louise Gunn
This book uncovers 18th century performance practices and philosophical beliefs, enabling modern performers to craft an authentic, historically influenced style.
Through over 100 musical examples, Gunn provides answers to performance questions regarding technique, dynamics, articulation, rhythm, ornamentation and pedaling.
- Urgency - Why Bother?
- Affekt and Good Taste
- Formal Structure and Harmonic Function
- Technique - Execution
- Accents and Other Expression Marks
- Articulation and Touch
- Staccato Dote and the Other Usual Suspects
- Damper Pedal
- Indicated Tempo
- Final Words