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The power of the moment : essays on the western musical canon

Author: Martin Boykan
Publisher: Hillsdale : Pendragon Press, 2011.
Series: Harmonologia Ser.
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The Power of the Moment is a collection of critical essays on some of the most familiar works from the musical canon. Not unlike literary essays by poets or novelists it pointedly avoids abstract constructs in order to elucidate what it is that we actually experience in the course of a performance. On several occasions alternate versions of a passage are compared to the original to provide a graphic illustration of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Boykan, Martin
The Power of the Moment : Essays on the Western Musical Canon
Hillsdale : Pendragon Press,c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Boykan
ISBN: 9781576472989 1576472981
OCLC Number: 1042321370
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (117 p.)
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgements; I Introduction: Some Words About Theory; II The Power of The Moment: The Hammerklavier and the Archduke; III Voice and Piano in Dialogue: Seven Songs from the Winterreise; IV A Recurrent Tonality: The Meaning of the Kiss in Verdi's Otello; V Resetting the Clock: The Scherzo of Beethoven's Fifth; VI The Power of Every Moment: Musical Continuity in J. S. Bach; VII Coda
Series Title: Harmonologia Ser.
Responsibility: Martin Boykan.

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The Power of the Moment is a collection of critical essays on some of the most familiar works from the musical canon. Not unlike literary essays by poets or novelists it pointedly avoids abstract constructs in order to elucidate what it is that we actually experience in the course of a performance. On several occasions alternate versions of a passage are compared to the original to provide a graphic illustration of the composer's intentions [Publisher description].

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