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Historically-informed interpretation : a process in relation to the Deuxième grande sonate op.25 for solo guitar by Fernando Sor

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The application in performance of historically-informed performance practice (HIPP) is the result of its dissemination, and is of value to guitarists. The purpose of this study is to identify a process of historically-informed interpretation (HII). Following a discussion of selected texts in the field of hermeneutics, the term 'musical interpretation' is defined. HIPP is based on historical sources that discuss issues arising from performance practice. Two types of historical sources of HIPP are identified: primary and secondary sources. Five issues arising from performance practice are identified. These issues are: accentuation, articulation, tempo, ornamentation and embellishment, and timbre. ...

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