Putting Customers First

Putting Customers First

Standards for Serving the American People

by Al Gore and Bill Clinton

Publication Date: 01/09/1995

 
No change has had a more profound influence on the development of music-making over the last two decades than the growth of the historical performance movement. The notion that we can - and indeed should - perform music in the manner its composers intended has led to a search for original methods and styles of performance. At first this was the pursuit of a small coterie, but in recent years the explosion of popular interest in what has been called the 'authenticity' movement has led to asea-change in our listening habits. Performances on period instruments are now supplanting those on modern instruments in some central areas of the classical repertory, and by many this is perceived as a threat. For the first time, this book explores the thinking behind the search for so-called authenticity in musical performance, and questions some of the received opinions about its worth and purpose. The contributors include critics Nicholas Kenyon of Early Music and Will Crutchfield ofthe New York Times, alongside Howard Mayer Brown, Philip Brett, Robert P. Morgan, Richard Taruskin, and Gary Tomlinson, all of them experts in their field. The variety of views expressed is sure to provoke wide discussion and to stimulate new thought among both scholars and performers about the future of the historical performance movement.
ISBN:
9780788121746
9780788121746
Category:
Bibliographies
Publication Date:
01-09-1995
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Country of origin:
United States
Al Gore

Al Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976 and the US Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on 20 January 1993 and served eight years.

He is chairman of Generation Investment Management, a London-based firm that is focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing.

He also serves as chairman of Current, an independently owned cable and satellite television network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., a senior advisor to Google, Inc., and a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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