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Theory, Analysis and Meaning in Music

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ISBN-10: 0521452368

ISBN-13: 9780521452366

Edition: 1994

Authors: Anthony Pople

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There have been far-reaching changes in the way music theorists and analysts view the nature of their disciplines. Encounters with structuralist and post-structuralist critical theory, and with linguistics and cognitive sciences, have brought the theory and analysis of music into the orbit of important developments in intellectual history. This book presents the work of a group of scholars who, without seeking to impose an explicit redefinition of either theory or analysis, explore the limits of both in this context. Essays on the languages of analysis and theory, and on practical issues such as decidability, ambiguity and metaphor, combine with studies of works by Debussy, Schoenberg,…    
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Book details

List price: $88.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1994
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Languages
Metaphor in Roger Scruton-s aesthetics of music
Competing myths: the American abandonment of Schenker-s organicism
Rehabilitating the incorrigible
Decisions
Criteria of correctness in music theory and analysis
Ambiguity in tonal music: a preliminary study
Systems and strategies: functions and limits of analysis
Texts
Debussy-s significant connections: metaphor and metonymy in analytical method
Music as text: Mahler, Schumann and issues in analysis
The obbligato recitative: narrative and Schoenberg-s Five Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 Alan Street
Music theory and the challenge of modern music: Birtwistle-s Refrains and Choruses Jonathan Cross
R+�pons: phantasmagoria or the articulation of space?
Bibliography
Index