The Pianist's Body at Work: Mediating Sound and Meaning in Frederic Rzewski's 'Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues'

The Pianist's Body at Work: Mediating Sound and Meaning in Frederic Rzewski's 'Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues'

by Kathryn Woodard
     
 

This essay discusses the interpretation of an American Industrial folk song in a solo piano work by Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938). The author discusses ways the piano work evokes the meaning of the text without relying on the actual sung lyrics. She also discusses performances of the work in certain contexts that lend additional meaning to the song, including recitals… See more details below

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This essay discusses the interpretation of an American Industrial folk song in a solo piano work by Frederic Rzewski (b. 1938). The author discusses ways the piano work evokes the meaning of the text without relying on the actual sung lyrics. She also discusses performances of the work in certain contexts that lend additional meaning to the song, including recitals given at the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts and at the American University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781618428998
Publisher:
BookBaby
Publication date:
12/30/2011
Series:
The Pianist's Body at Work: Mediating Sound and Meaning in Frederic Rzewski's 'Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues' Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
13
File size:
0 MB

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