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Mahler's Sixth symphony : a study in musical semiotics

Author: Robert Samuels
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: Cambridge studies in music theory and analysis, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study uses a semiotic theory of signification in order to investigate different types of musical communication. Musical meaning is defined on several levels from structure, through questions of  Read more...

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Named Person: Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler; Gustav Mahler
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Samuels
ISBN: 052148166X 9780521481663 9780521602839 0521602831
OCLC Number: 31518241
Description: xv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Ian Bent --
1. Music, theory and signification --
2. Motive as sign: an analysis of the Andante --
3. Coding of musical form: the Finale --
4. Genre and presupposition in the Mahlerian scherzo --
5. Musical narrative and the suicide of the symphony --
6. Coda.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in music theory and analysis, 6.
Responsibility: Robert Samuels.
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