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Making Words Sing Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Song

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ISBN-10: 0521836611

ISBN-13: 9780521836616

Edition: 2004

Authors: Jonathan Dunsby

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What makes a classical song a song? Covering such contrasting composers as Brahms and Berberian, Schubert and Kurtg, Jonathan Dunsby considers the nature of vocality in songs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essence and scope of poetic and literary meaning in the Lied tradition is subject to close scrutiny against the backdrop of "new musicological" thinking and music-theoretical orthodoxies. The reader is thus offered the best insights available within an evidence-based approach to musical discourse.
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Book details

List price: $88.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 164
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction
An introduction with no words, with intended words, and untheory
A love song: Brahms's Von ewiger Liebe
Boundless opulence: postscripts on Schoenberg's Premonition
Interlude on peace, laws, flowers, and men flying
To Amherst via Vienna
By way of brief conclusion
Bibliography
Index