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Form, Program, and Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz

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ISBN-10: 0521884047

ISBN-13: 9780521884044

Edition: 2009

Authors: Stephen Rodgers

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Few aspects of Berlioz's style are more idiosyncratic than his handling of musical form. This book, the first devoted solely to the topic, explores how his formal strategies are related to the poetic and dramatic sentiments that were his very reason for being. Rodgers draws upon Berlioz's ideas about musical representation and on the ideas that would have influenced him, arguing that the relationship between musical and extra-musical narrative in Berlioz's music is best construed as metaphorical rather than literal - 'intimate' but 'indirect' in Berlioz's words. Focusing on a type of varied-repetitive form that Berlioz used to evoke poetic ideas such as mania, obsession, and meditation, the…    
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Book details

List price: $72.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/5/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 200
Size: 7.09" wide x 10.00" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Stephen Rodgers is Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Musicianship in the School of Music and Dance, University of Oregon.

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