Is language a music? : writings on musical form and signification / David Lidov.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2005.
- Musical meaning and interpretation
viii, 256 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
- Music -- Semiotics.
Music and language.
- Is language a music?
Structuralist perspectives. Structure and function in musical repetition ; The Allegretto of Beethoven's Seventh ; Mediation as a principle of musical form : three examples
Semiotic polemics. Nattiez's foundations for musical semiotics ; Our time with the druids : what (and how) we can recuperate from our obsession with segmental hierarchies and other "tree structures" ; Why we still need Peirce
From gestures to discourses. Mind and body in music ; Opera operta : realism and rehabilitation in La traviata ; A monument in song (1996) : Beverly (Buffy) Sainte-Marie's "Bury my heart at Wounded Knee"
The messages of methods. Bartók the progressive ; The art of music theory and the aesthetic category of the possible ; Technique and signification in the twelve-tone method ; The project of abstraction and the persistence of the figure in twentieth-century music and painting : on the music of Elliott Carter, with a postscript on the ninth symphony of Beethoven
Resisting representation. Replaying my voice mail.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -252) and index.
- 0253343836 (cloth : alk. paper)
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