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Interpreting Musical Gestures, Topics, and Tropes : Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert - Robert S. Hatten

Interpreting Musical Gestures, Topics, and Tropes

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert

Hardcover Published: 22nd November 2004
ISBN: 9780253344595
Number Of Pages: 376

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"Robert Hatten's new book is a worthy successor to his Musical Meaning in Beethoven, which established him as a front-rank scholar... in questions of musical meaning.... B]oth how he approaches musical works and what he says about them are timely and to the point. Musical scholars in both musicology and theory will find much of value here, and will find their notions of musical meaning challenged and expanded." -- Patrick McCreless

This book continues to develop the semiotic theory of musical meaning presented in Robert S. Hatten's first book, Musical Meaning in Beethoven (IUP, 1994). In addition to expanding theories of markedness, topics, and tropes, Hatten offers a fresh contribution to the understanding of musical gestures, as grounded in biological, psychological, cultural, and music-stylistic competencies. By focusing on gestures, topics, tropes, and their interaction in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, Hatten demonstrates the power and elegance of synthetic structures and emergent meanings within a changing Viennese Classical style.

Musical Meaning and Interpretation -- Robert S. Hatten, editor

"Robert Hatten's new book is a worthy successor to his Musical Meaning in Beethoven, which established him as a front-rank scholar ... in questions of musical meaning... Both how he approaches musical works and what he says about them are timely and to the point. Musical scholars in both musicology and theory will find much of value here, and will find their notions of musical meaning challenged and expanded." oPatrick McCreless

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Markedness, Topics, and Tropes
Semiotic Grounding in Markedness and Style: Interpreting a Style Type in the Opening of Beethoven's Ghost Trio, Op. 70, no. 1p. 21
Expressive Doubling, Topics, Tropes, and Shifts in Level of Discourse: Interpreting the Third Movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in B[flat] Major, Op. 130p. 35
From Topic to Premise and Mode: The Pastoral in Schubert's Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894p. 53
The Troping of Topics, Genres, and Forms: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahlerp. 68
Musical Gesture
Introduction to Part Twop. 93
Foundational Principles of Human Gesturep. 97
Toward a Theory of Musical Gesturep. 111
Stylistic Types and Strategic Functions of Gesturesp. 133
Thematic Gesture in Schubert: The Piano Sonatas in A Major, D. 959, and A Minor, D. 784p. 177
Thematic Gesture in Beethoven: The Sonata for Piano and Cello in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1p. 201
Gestural Troping and Agencyp. 217
Conclusion to Part Twop. 233
Continuity and Discontinuity
Introduction to Part Threep. 237
From Gestural Continuity to Continuity as Premisep. 239
Discontinuity and Beyondp. 267
Conclusionp. 287
Notesp. 291
Bibliographyp. 323
Index of Names and Worksp. 339
Index of Conceptsp. 347
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ISBN: 9780253344595
ISBN-10: 025334459X
Series: Musical Meaning and Interpretation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 22nd November 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.05