• John C. Tibbetts
  • Michael Saffle
  • William A. Everett


Music performance and music history are closely intertwined. The best performers, including those interviewed for this book, infuse their art with an informed awareness of issues beyond the notes on the page. In this introductory essays, pianist Emanuel Ax and polymath Lawrence Kramer discuss the relationships between performance, interpretation, and history. The book’s primary interviewer, John Tibbetts, discusses the contexts for many of the interviews and his experiences concerning decades of talking about music with a plethora of performers and other musical artists.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John C. Tibbetts
    • 1
  • Michael Saffle
    • 2
  • William A. Everett
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Film & Media StudiesUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Religion and CultureVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Conservatory of Music and DanceUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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