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Making Words Sing : Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song - Jonathan Dunsby

Making Words Sing

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song

Hardcover Published: 6th October 2004
ISBN: 9780521836616
Number Of Pages: 164

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What makes a classical song a song? In a wideranging discussion, covering such contrasting composers as Brahms and Berberian, Schubert and Kurtag, Jonathan Dunsby considers the nature of vocality in songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essence and scope of poetic and literary meaning in the Lied tradition is subjected to close scrutiny against the backdrop of 'new musicological' thinking and music-theoretical orthodoxies. The reader is thus offered the best insights available within an evidence-based approach to musical discourse. Schoenberg figures conspicuously as both songsmith and theorist, and some easily comprehensible Schenkerian approaches are used to convey ideas of musical time and expressive focus. In this work of scholarship and theoretical depth, Professor Dunsby's highly original approach and engaging style will ensure its appeal to all practising musicians and students of Romantic and modern music.

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'... a volume to shake up your thinking.' Classical Music

An introduction with no words, with intended words, and untheory
A love song: Brahms's Von ewiger Liebe
Boundless opulence: postscripts on Schoenberg's Premonition
Interlude on peace, laws, flowers, and men flying
To Amherst via Vienna
By way of brief conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521836616
ISBN-10: 0521836611
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 164
Published: 6th October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.49  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.41

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