Structural and expressive functions of flexible treatment of musical time, in the performance of 19th century music

Researcher:
Stefan Petrovic
Supervising team:
Prof. Frans de Ruiter (promotor), Naum Grubert (co-promotor), Ellen Corver (co-promotor), Vincent Meelberg (co-promotor), Darla Crispin (co-promotor)
Musician type:
keyboard
Keywords:
expression, expressive timing, musical time, piano, structure, tempo modification
Duration:
Started before 2010
Century:
19th century music

researcher

Abstract

This research will focus on the relationship between the musical structure and musical time in the performance of 19th century music.

Its particular aims are to investigate the expressive and structural functions of flexibility of musical time; the role that musical time plays in articulating musical structure and the relationship between the expressive possibilities of musical time and musical structure.

This research will use a multi-layered approach of gathering information: analysis of recordings, analysis of musical works, comparative analysis of both; that will form the basis for investigation of various interpretative procedures. The central part of the investigation will be implementation of the observed practices and reevaluation of their effects through my own artistic practice.