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Musical meaning : toward a critical history

Author: Lawrence Kramer
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] : Univ. of California Press
Edition/Format:   Kit   Visual material : English
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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. This work shows that the problem of musical  Read more...

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Material Type: Kit
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Kramer
ISBN: 0520232720 9780520232723 0520228243 9780520228245
OCLC Number: 174891057
Contents: 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's Hautboys: Mixed Media and Musical Meaning 8. 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 Author's Note on the CD: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/9293/9293.cdabs.php
Responsibility: Lawrence Kramer.

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