Musical Elaborations

Musical Elaborations

by Edward W. Said
     
 

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Filling a significant gap in contemporary cultural studies, Musical Elaborations examines the intersection of the public and private meaning of music. Incorporating the music criticism of Adorno, musical ideas from literary works by Proust, and criticism by Benjamin and de Man into his work, noted critic Edward W. Said discusses performers such as Glenn

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Filling a significant gap in contemporary cultural studies, Musical Elaborations examines the intersection of the public and private meaning of music. Incorporating the music criticism of Adorno, musical ideas from literary works by Proust, and criticism by Benjamin and de Man into his work, noted critic Edward W. Said discusses performers such as Glenn Gould, Arturo Toscanini, and Alfred Brendel and such composers as Beethoven, Wagner, and Strauss.

Columbia University Press

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Studs Terkel
Not since Virgil Thomson have we had a music critic with as wide ranging a view as Edward Said.He informs us not only of a performer's veracity, but of the social climate that flavors it.
Booknews
Well-known Middle East historian and analyst, and music columnist for The Nation, Said presents a cultural criticism of Western classical music, examining its social and cultural setting, and contesting the notion of a composer's aloofness from society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231073196
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1993
Series:
Wellek Library Lectures Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
109
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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