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Description - Expressive Intersections in Brahms by Heather Platt

Contributors to this exciting new volume examine the intersection of structure and meaning in Brahms's music, utilizing a wide range of approaches, from the theories of Schenker to the most recent analytical techniques. They combine various viewpoints with the semiotic-based approaches of Robert Hatten, and address many of the most important genres in which Brahms composed. The essays reveal the expressive power of a work through the comparison of specific passages in one piece to similar works and through its relationship to other artistic realms such as literature and painting. The result of this intertextual re-framing is a new awareness of the meaningfulness of even Brahms's most "absolute" works.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253357052
ISBN-10: 0253357055
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jul-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Heather Platt

Peter H. Smith is Professor of Music at the University of Notre Dame and author of Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music (IUP, 2005). Heather Platt is Professor of Music History at Ball State University and author of Johannes Brahms: A Research and Information Guide (2nd edition, 2011).

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