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The Notation is Not the Music-Reflections on Early Music Practice and PerformanceBy Barthold Kuijken
Written by a leading authority and artist of the historical transverse flute, The Notation is Not the Music offers invaluable insight into the issues of historically informed performance and the parameters-and limitations-of notation-dependent interpretation. As Barthold Kuijken illustrates, performers of historical music should consider what is written on the page as mere steppingstones for performance. Only by continual examination and reexamination of the sources to discover original intent can an early music practitioner come close to authentic performace.