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Communication in Eighteenth-Century Music

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ISBN-10: 0521888298

ISBN-13: 9780521888295

Edition: 2008

Authors: Danuta Mirka, Kofi Agawu

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Written by ten leading scholars of music, this volume assembles studies of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century music under the broad rubric of communication. That such an impulse motivates musical composition and performance in this period of European musical history is often acknowledged but seldom examined in depth. The book explores a broad set of issues, ranging from the exigencies of the market for books and music in the eighteenth century through to the deployment of dance topoi in musical composition. A number of close readings of individual works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven draw on a sophisticated body of historically-appropriate technical resources to illuminate theories of…    
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/10/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Communication and The Market
Communication and verisimilitude in the eighteenth century
Listening to listeners
'Mannichfaltige Abweichungen von der gew�hnlichen Sonaten-Form': Beethoven's 'Piano Solo' Op. 31 No. 1 and the challenge of communication
Musical Grammar
Metre, phrase structure and manipulations of musical beginnings
National metrical types in music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries
Schoenberg's 'second melody', or, 'Meyer-ed' in the bass
Rhetorical form and Topical Decorum
A metaphoric model of sonata form: two expositions by Mozart
Beethoven's Op. 18 No. 3, first movement: two readings, with a comment on analysis
Mozart's k331, first movement: once more, with feeling
Dance topoi, sonic analogues and musical grammar: communicating with music in the eighteenth century
Afterword
Bibliography
Index of concepts
Index of names and works