Definition of authentic performance
- One of the most fascinating areas of classical recording for some years has been that devoted to the authentic performance of early music.
- —John Rockwell, New York Times, 30 Dec. 1984
- … an early convert to the authentic performance movement, a trend in classical music that seeks to present works on period instruments.
- —Mark Jordan, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tennessee), 9 Apr. 2011
- … attempting to recreate, through the use of period instruments, authentic performance practice and so forth, 18th Century music in stylistic terms the 18th-Century might have recognized.
- —John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune, 17 Feb. 1987
- The pianist, composer and scholar, noted for his authentic performances of 18th century music …
- —Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press, 11 Sept. 2011