Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' in performance

Manning, Jane [Speaker] (2005) Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' in performance. In: Saul Seminars, British Library; 7 June 2005, London, United Kingdom.

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This detailed study of the recorded performance history of Schoenberg’s 'Pierrot Lunaire' is a key outcome of Manning’s major AHRC-funded research project. A central aim of the project was to investigate authentic and appropriate performance styles for Schoenberg’s Sprechstimme. The presentation is copiously illustrated with recorded music examples. It draws on the study of more than 70 performances of the work, from a 1940 recording by the composer conducting an ensemble including Erika Stiedry-Wagner (soprano) to contemporary interpretations including Jane Manning’s three commercially-available recordings. Many of these recordings are housed in the British Library’s National Sound Archive. The presentation is thus both a performance history of Pierrot Lunaire and contextualises the author’s own research through performance of the work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Title: Saul Seminars, British Library
Additional Information: Repeated at Kingston University on 2nd March 2006 as part of a conference on Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' and its legacy.
Physical Location: Accessible in British Library Sound Archive. CD held in Kingston University RAE Physical Collection for RAE purposes only.
Uncontrolled Keywords: performing, Schoenberg, performance, history, voice, techniques
Research Area: Music
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Rebecca Read
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2010 07:37

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