Description - Interpreting Musical Gestures, Topics, and Tropes by Robert S. Hatten
This book continues to develop the semiotic theory of musical meaning presented in Robert S. Hatten's first book, Musical Meaning in Beethoven (IUP, 1994). In addition to expanding theories of markedness, topics, and tropes, Hatten offers a fresh contribution to the understanding of musical gestures, as grounded in biological, psychological, cultural, and music-stylistic competencies. By focusing on gestures, topics, tropes, and their interaction in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, Hatten demonstrates the power and elegance of synthetic structures and emergent meanings within a changing Viennese Classical style.
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Indiana University Press
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Author Biography - Robert S. Hatten
Robert S. Hatten is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Musical Meaning in Beethoven: Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation.