Roland Jackson


RILM abstract:"A critique of Peter Kivy's book Authenticities: Philosophical reflections on musical performance (RILM 1995-1431). Kivy proposes that performance involves four authenticities: composer (the composer's original conception), sonic (the restoring of original sound materials), personal (the performer's interpretation), and sensible (the meaning attached by an audience). The first two are furthered by performance practice, the last two by the mainstream. A reconciliation is proposed in that performance practice can encompass personalized Expression and the mainstream can profit from greater awareness of the details of historical performance."