Author Archives: Dorottya Fabian

From Stage to Page: Studying the Performance of Music

Fabian-front-coverWhy study the performance of music? Is it not the composer who creates “the music” that listeners of Western classical music enjoy hearing? Does the performer matter? What can an instrumentalist, conductor or singer contribute to “the music” left behind by the composer and immortalised in the notated score? Well, if performers didn’t matter, why do we remember their names, attend their concerts and buy their recordings? Continue reading