Expressive Intersections in Brahms : Essays in Analysis and Meaning, Hardback Book

Expressive Intersections in Brahms : Essays in Analysis and Meaning Hardback

Edited by Heather A. Platt

Part of the Musical Meaning and Interpretation series

Description

Contributors to this exciting new volume examine the intersection of structure and meaning in Brahms's music, utilizing a wide range of approaches, from the theories of Schenker to the most recent analytical techniques.

They combine various viewpoints with the semiotic-based approaches of Robert Hatten, and address many of the most important genres in which Brahms composed.

The essays reveal the expressive power of a work through the comparison of specific passages in one piece to similar works and through other artistic realms such as literature and painting.

The result of this intertextual re-framing is a new awareness of the meaningfulness of even Brahms's most "absolute" works.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 316 pages, 93 music exx., 1 b&w illus
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900)
  • ISBN: 9780253357052

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