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Adfywio technegau ac arddull perfformiad cerddoriaeth o’r ‘18fed ganrif hir.’

Claire Holden and Robin Stowell playing violin

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Performances of music of the 'long 18th Century' have lacked historical accuracy. Cardiff University School of Music sought to promote evidence-based 'period' techniques to enhance the understanding of musicians and audiences worldwide.

Firing minds and refining methods

A project led by Professor Robin Stowell sought to restore the original performance methods to the historic period known as the 'long 18th Century' (typically, 1688-1815). Professor Stowell was concerned that performances of music from the era lacked historical accuracy (e.g. fingering techniques, bowing styles, the application of vibrato and other expressive elements).

Through publications, talks, lectures and collaborations with conductors and performers, Professor Stowell fired imaginations and illuminated practice. His work has influenced performers and conductors to revise their performance approaches and draw on the 'period' string techniques and style promoted by Professor Stowell.

Success in the studio

Stowell's research has influenced the playing styles in commercial recording collaborations with Moldavan violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and American Jacqueline Ross. These recordings have been very favourably received.

Transforming performances worldwide

Stowell's research has made a decisive contribution towards transforming performances of music of the 'long 18th century' in terms of string techniques, style and general performance practice issues. His advice has influenced a significant body of recorded orchestral work worldwide.


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