Music: A View from Delft. Selected Essays

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Included in these eighteen essays by Cone are his never-before-published essay, "The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants," the unabridged version of "Music: A View from Delft," an introduction to this collection by the author himself, and a complete bibliography of his published writings.

"This selection of [Cone's] writings includes all the most incandescent and influential articles. We should have had such a book long ago."—Joseph Kerman, University of California at Berkeley

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Overview


Included in these eighteen essays by Cone are his never-before-published essay, "The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants," the unabridged version of "Music: A View from Delft," an introduction to this collection by the author himself, and a complete bibliography of his published writings.

"This selection of [Cone's] writings includes all the most incandescent and influential articles. We should have had such a book long ago."—Joseph Kerman, University of California at Berkeley

Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for 1990

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Seventeen of Cone's most influential essays are assembled in three areas of interest: aesthetics, criticism and analysis; music and text; 19th and 20th c. masters. One essay, "The World of Opera and its Inhabitants," is printed here for the first time. Cone (music, emeritus, Princeton U.) has provided an ample introduction. Includes a complete bibliography of Cone's published writings. Cloth edition ($39.95) not seen. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226114705
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1989
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.99 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
1. Aesthetics, Criticism, and Analysis
Music: A View from Delft
Musical Theory as a Humanistic Discipline
Analysis Today
Beyond Analysis
Three Ways of Reading a Detective Story—Or a Brahms Intermezzo
The Authority of Music Criticism
2. Music and Words
Words into Music: The Composer's Approach to the Text
The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants
Berlioz's Divine Comedy: The Grande messe des morts
The Old Man's Toys: Verdi's Last Operas
3. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Masters
Beethoven's Experiments in Composition: The Late Bagatelles
Schubert's Unfinished Business
Inside the Saint's Head: The Music of Berlioz
Sound and Syntax: An Introduction to Schoenberg's Harmony
Webern's Apprenticeship
The Uses of Convention: Stravinsky and His Models
Stravinsky: The Progress of a Method
In Defense of Song: The Contribution of Roger Sessions
Edward T. Cone: A Chronological Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index
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