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Music, text and translation

Author: Helen Julia Minors
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: Bloomsbury advances in translation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the roles that translation plays in a musical context, questioning the transference of sense between music and text.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Julia Minors
ISBN: 9781441173089 1441173080 9781441189271 1441189270 9781441100269 1441100261
OCLC Number: 813300984
Description: xvi, 223 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Translation in music discourse / Helen Julia Minors --
Part 1, Translating text to music. Opera. Tales of the unexpected : opera as a new art of globalization / Lucile Desblache. Surtitling opera : a surtitler's perspective on making and breaking the rules / Judi Palmer. Surtitling opera : a translator's perspective / Jacqueline Page. Assistance or obstruction : translated text in opera performances / Kenneth Chalmers ; Song. Art song in translation / Peter Newmark, completed by Helen Julia Minors. Purposeful translating : the case of Britten's vocal music / Peter Low. Some like it dubbed : translating Marilyn Monroe / Charlotte Bosseaux --
Part 2, Cultural and intersemiotic translation. Musical translation. Homophonic translation : sense and sound / Jeff Hilson. Music translating visual arts : Erik Satie's Sports et divertissements / Helen Julia Minors. Translation and John Cage : music, text, art and Schoenberg / Alan Stones. Music mediating sculpture : Arvo Pärt's LamenTate / Debbie Moss ; Transference and adaptation of sense. From realism to tearjerker and back : the songs of Edith Piaf in German / Klaus Kaindl, translated by Liselotte Brodbeck and Jacqueline Page. Transcription and analysis as translation : perspectives from ethnomusicology / Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg. Difficulty in translation : grappling with Ligeti's musical metaphors / Mark Shuttleworth. Making music television accessible to a hard-of-hearing audience / Mark Harrison.
Series Title: Bloomsbury advances in translation.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Julia Minors.

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This volume issues a powerful challenge to everyone who uses the word "translation" in relation to music. The sheer diversity of its essays demonstrates, as no previous book has, the extraordinary Read more...

 
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