Motives for Allusion by Christopher A. Reynolds
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Motives for Allusion
By Christopher A. Reynolds

Motives for Allusion

Context and Content in Nineteenth-Century Music

By (author) See other recent books by Christopher A. Reynolds
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $123.00
Your Price: $110.70 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $12.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.54 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Motives for Allusion by Christopher A. Reynolds

Book Description

When a critic pointed out to Brahms that the finale theme in his First Symphony was remarkably similar to the Ode to Joy theme in Beethoven's Ninth, he is said to have replied, "Yes indeed, and what's really remarkable is that every jackass notices this at once". Not every musical borrowing is quite so obvious but the listener who does perceive one is always left wondering, what does the similarity mean? Christopher Reynolds gives answers to that complex question. Reynolds identifies specific borrowings or allusions in a wide range of 19th-century music. He shows the kinds of things composers do with borrowed musical ideas and discusses why a composer would choose to deploy such allusions. A rich historical background for the practice emerges from this analysis. Musical borrowing touches directly on issues of central importance for 19th- and 20th-century composition: notions of creativity and originality, the constraints of tradition and innovation, musical symbolism and the listener's ear. Reynolds clarifies what it can mean when one piece of music invokes or refers to another.

Buy Motives for Allusion book by Christopher A. Reynolds from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780674010376
ISBN-10: 067401037X
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 155mm x 22mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Motives for Allusion book by Christopher A. Reynolds and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Christopher A. Reynolds

Christopher Alan Reynolds is Professor of Music at the University of California, Davis.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Christopher A. Reynolds close
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close