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Is Language a Music? : Writings on Musical Form and Signification - David Lidov

Is Language a Music?

Writings on Musical Form and Signification

Hardcover Published: 1st December 2004
ISBN: 9780253343833
Number Of Pages: 256

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Is Language a Music? presents broadly ranging explorations of musical reference that address how and why language cannot be the only measure of meanings. Music, the author insists, is pervaded by significations, but often their erasure is as pertinent to artistry as their construction. This volume's 15 essays in musical semiotics are grouped into sections that treat issues in structural description, present alternative views of theoretical foundations, consider the elaboration of gestural references to form musical discourse, explore some stylistic issues in 20th-century music, and examine the resistance to reference which is esteemed in the tradition of absolute music.

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

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David Lidov's new book is highly recommended. . . Not only has Lidov's collection of essays established a secure base in the imposing terrain associated with the study of musical signification, but it also has laid some vital programmatic depots over that terrain that will aid future treks across the rugged musico-semiotic landscape. 31.2 Fall 2009--Music Theory Spectrum

Prelude-Is Language a Music?
Structuralist Pespectives-Introduction
Structure and Function in Repetition
The Allegretto of Beethoven's Seventh
Mediation as a Formal Principle in Music: Three Examples
Semiotic Polemics-Introduction
Nattiez's Fondements
Our Time with Druids
Why We Still Need Peirce
From Gestures to Discourses-Introduction
Mind and Body in Music
Opera Operta: Realism and Rehabilitation in La Traviata
A Monument in Song: Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee by Beverley (Buffy) St. Marie
The Messages of Methods-Introduction
Bartok the Progessive
The Art of Music Theory and the Aesthetic Category of the Possible
Technique and Signification in the Twelve-Tone Method
The Project of Abstraction in Painting and Music
Resisting Representation-Introduction
Replaying my Voice Mail
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ISBN: 9780253343833
ISBN-10: 0253343836
Series: Musical Meaning and Interpretation
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.93 x 16.46  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.55

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