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Leo Theitler is a central figure in American musicology, both for his writings on medieval and Renaissance music and for his influential work on historical analysis. In this elegant book he develops a powerful statement of what music analysis and criticism in relation to historical understanding can be. His aim is an understanding of the music of the past not only in its own historical context but also as we apprehend it now, and as we assimilate it to our current interests and concerns. He elucidates his views through unique new interpretations of major works from the fifteenth through the twentieth centuries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674591295
ISBN-10: 0674591291
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 171mm x 18mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 13-Dec-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leo Treitler

Leo Treitler is Distinguished Professor of Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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