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Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691026084
ISBN-10: 0691026084
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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