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Music as discourse : semiotic adventures in romantic music

Author: V Kofi Agawu
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Oxford studies in music theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kofi Agawu's Music as Discourse has become a standard and definitive work in musical semiotics. Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, Agawu  Read more...

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Named Person: Franz Liszt; Johannes Brahms; Johannes Brahms; Gustav Mahler; Ludwig van Beethoven; Igor Stravinsky
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: V Kofi Agawu
ISBN: 9780190206406 0190206403 9780195370249 0195370244
OCLC Number: 191089823
Description: vi, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory. Music as language ; Criteria for analysis I ; Criteria for analysis II ; Bridges to free composition ; Paradigmatic analysis --
Analyses. Liszt, Orpheus (1853-1854) ; Brahms, Intermezzo, in E minor, op. 119 no. 2 (1893), and Symphony no. 1/ii (1872-1876) ; Mahler, Symphony no. 9/i (1908-1909) ; Beethoven, String quartet op. 130/i (1825-1826) ; Stravinsky, Symphonies of wind instruments (1920) Epilogue.
Series Title: Oxford studies in music theory.
Responsibility: Kofi Agawu.
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