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Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century

Carolyn Abbate

ISBN:

9780691026084

Publisher:

Princeton Univ Pr

Publication Date:

1996

Binding:

Softcover

Synopsis:
Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.

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Other editions: Hardcover - 2003, Softcover - 2003, 2002, Hardcover - 2001, Hardcover - 1991, Hardcover - 1989


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