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A Theory of Musical Narrative (Musical Meaning and Interpretation) by Byron Almen

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Byron Almn 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. Almn 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.

In good condition. May have some light bumps to corners. Some rubbed-out pencil notes/underlining towards the beginning of the book and a small amount of pen notes/underlining to pages 162-166 and index.

Item details

Author(s):
Byron Almen
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24x16.5cm
Edition:
2008 Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
025335238X
ISBN-13:
9780253352385
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Title:
A Theory of Musical Narrative

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Byron Almn 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. Almn 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.

In good condition. May have some light bumps to corners. Some rubbed-out pencil notes/underlining towards the beginning of the book and a small amount of pen notes/underlining to pages 162-166 and index.

Author(s):
Byron Almen
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24x16.5cm
Edition:
2008 Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
025335238X
ISBN-13:
9780253352385
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Title:
A Theory of Musical Narrative

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