Interpreting Music / Edition 1

Interpreting Music / Edition 1

by Lawrence Kramer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520267060

ISBN-13: 9780520267060

Pub. Date: 10/18/2010

Publisher: University of California Press


Interpreting Music
is a comprehensive essay on understanding musical meaning and performing music meaningfully—“interpreting music” in both senses of the term. Synthesizing and advancing two decades of highly influential work, Lawrence Kramer fundamentally rethinks the concepts of work, score, performance, performativity, interpretation,

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Interpreting Music
is a comprehensive essay on understanding musical meaning and performing music meaningfully—“interpreting music” in both senses of the term. Synthesizing and advancing two decades of highly influential work, Lawrence Kramer fundamentally rethinks the concepts of work, score, performance, performativity, interpretation, and meaning—even the very concept of music—while breaking down conventional wisdom and received ideas. Kramer argues that music, far from being closed to interpretation, is ideally open to it, and that musical interpretation is the paradigm of interpretation in general. The book illustrates the many dimensions of interpreting music through a series of case studies drawn from the classical repertoire, but its methods and principles carry over to other repertoires just as they carry beyond music by working through music to wider philosophical and cultural questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520267060
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/18/2010
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Musical Examples

1. Hermeneutics
2. Language
3. Subjectivity
4. Meaning
5. Metaphor
6. History
7.
Influence
8. Deconstruction
9. Analysis
10. Resemblance
11. Things
12. Classical
13. Modern
14. Works
15. Performance
16. Musicology

Notes

Index

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