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Theory of Musical Narrative - Reprint by Byron Almen (Paperback)

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Byron Almén 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. Almén 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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 248.0
Genre: Music
Series Title: Musical Meaning and Interpretation
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Byron Almen
Language: English
Street Date: September 4, 2017
TCIN: 52146504
UPC: 9780253030092
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-7457

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