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Musical meaning toward a critical history

Lawrence Kramer 1946-


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  • Title:
    Musical meaning toward a critical history
  • Author: Lawrence Kramer 1946-
  • Description: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction. Sounding Out: Musical Meaning and Modern Experience; 1. Hermeneutics and Musical History: A Primer without Rules, an Exercise with Schubert; 2. Hands On, Lights Off: The "Moonlight" Sonata and the Birth of Sex at the Piano; 3. Beyond Words and Music: An Essay on Songfulness; 4. Franz Liszt and the Virtuoso Public Sphere: Sight and Sound in the Rise of Mass Entertainment; 5. Rethinking Schumann's Carnaval: Identity, Meaning, and the Social Order; 6. Glottis Envy: The Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera
    7. Hercules' Hautboys: Mixed Media and Musical Meaning8. The Voice of Persephone: Musical Meaning and Mixed Media; 9. Powers of Blackness: Jazz and the Blues in Modern Concert Music; 10. Long Ride in a Slow Machine: The Alienation Effect from Weill to Shostakovich; 11. Chiaroscuro: Coltrane's American Songbook; 12. Ghost Stories: Cultural Memory, Mourning, and the Myth of Originality; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
    Lawrence Kramer has been a pivotal figure in the development of the controversial new musicology, integrating the study of music with social and cultural issues. This accessible and eloquently written book continues and deepens the trajectory of Kramer's thinking as it boldly argues that humanistic, not just technical, meaning is a basic force in music history and an indispensable factor in how, where, and when music is heard. Kramer draws on a broad range of music and theory to show that the problem of musical meaning is not just an intellectual puzzle, but a musical phenomenon in its own rig
  • Publication Date: c2002
  • Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (347 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-520-92832-6;ISBN 0-585-46624-6
  • Subjects: Music -- History and criticism; Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics; Music, Influence of; Subjectivity in music; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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