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Antithetical arts : on the ancient quarrel between literature and music

Author: Peter Kivy
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2009.
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Peter Kivy presents a critical examination of the two rival ways of understanding instrumental music. He argues against 'literary' interpretation in terms of representational or narrative content, and defends musical formalism. He also discusses interpretations of a range of works in the canon.
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Kivy, Peter.
Antithetical arts.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048452
(OCoLC)251213325
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kivy
ISBN: 9780191568060 0191568066 9780199562800 0199562806
OCLC Number: 326883695
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 275 pages) : illustrations, music
Contents: pt. 1. The founding of formalism. First the music, and then the words --
Designs à la grecque --
Body and soul.
Responsibility: Peter Kivy.

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Peter Kivy presents a fascinating critical examination of the two rival ways of understanding instrumental music. He argues against 'literary' interpretation in terms of representational or narrative  Read more...
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Antithetical Arts, like Kivy's earlier books, is a model of clarity and shows great historical sensitivity and engagement with the issues under discussion. Jeanette Bicknell, Mind clear, resourceful, Read more...

 
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