Includes the latest thinking on stylish performance presented in a clear, helpful and practical way. Chapters from leading experts on historical background, notation and interpretation, and sources and editions. Specialist advice for keyboard, string and wind players, and singers. Illustrated with many music examples, facsimiles and pictures. Includes a full-length CD of excerpts from authoritative recordings These stimulating guides will help students and their teachers to achieve stylish performances of music of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. They will also add to the knowledge and understanding of amateur and professional musicians and all music lovers. Contributors to the Baroque volume: Christopher Hogwood Introduction, George Pratt Historical Background, Peter Holman Notation and Interpretation, Davitt Moroney Keyboard, Andrew Manze Strings, Stephen Preston Wind Instruments, John Potter Singing, Clifford Bartlett Sources and Editions.