A Theory of Musical Narrative - Musical Meaning and Interpretation (Paperback)
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A Theory of Musical Narrative - Musical Meaning and Interpretation (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 04/09/2017
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Byron Almen proposes an original synthesis of approaches to musical narrative from literary criticism, semiotics, historiography, musicology, and music theory, resulting in a significant critical reorientation of the field. This volume includes an extensive survey of traditional approaches to musical narrative illustrated by a wide variety of musical examples that highlight the range and applicability of the theoretical apparatus. Almen provides a careful delineation of the essential elements and preconditions of musical narrative organization, an eclectic analytical model applicable to a wide range of musical styles and repertoires, a classification scheme of narrative types and subtypes reflecting conceptually distinct narrative strategies, a wide array of interpretive categories, and a sensitivity to the dependence of narrative interpretation on the cultural milieu of the work, its various audiences, and the analyst. A Theory of Musical Narrative provides both an excellent introduction to an increasingly important conceptual domain and a complex reassessment of its possibilities and characteristics.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253030092
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 38 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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[N]atural, elegant, and convincing . . . a must for all music theory collections. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers and faculty. * Choice *
A Theory of Musical Narrative is an impressive and thought-provoking study which includes many fascinating ideas and insights as well as a comprehensive critique of previous literature. * Music Analysis *

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