Argumenta – Journal of Analytic Philosophy

The notion of authenticity in musical performance has been discussed extensively in musicology throughout the past century. The story is well-known to those in the music business. Starting from the early 1920s, an ever-growing number of musical historians and practitioners began to engage in the study of pre-classical music, preparing performing editions of ancient works and recreating period instruments. By the 1950s, this new interest consolidated around what is usually referred to as the “Early Music Movement”, which contributed significantly to the popularization of…


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