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The disckurse of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Kofi Agawu’s Music as Discourse has become a standard and definitive work in musical semiotics.
Academic Skip to main content. One finishes Agawu’s book with new methods to probe music’s unfathomable meanings, new ways to refashion the tools we already know, a conviction that the real value of analysis lies in the doing of it rather than the ‘truth’ it uncovers, and a desire to get down to work.
Browse related items Start at call number: Liszt, Orpheus 7. Email alerts New issue alert. Skip to search Skip to main content. Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p. Bridges to Free Composition– 5. Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, Agawu presents a synthetic and innovative approach to musical meaning which argues deftly for the thinking of music as a discourse in itself-composed not only of sequences of gestures, phrases, or progressions, but rather also of the very philosophical and linguistic props that enable the analytical formulations made about music avawu an object of study.
The book provides extensive discourze of the pertinence of a semiological approach to understanding the fully-freighted language of romantic music, stresses the importance of a generative approach to tonal understanding, and provides further insight into the analogy between music and language.
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The book provides extensive demonstration of the pertinence of a semiological approach to understanding the fully-freighted language of romantic music, stresses the importance of a generative approach to tonal musuc, and provides further insight into the analogy between music and language.
Music as Discourse is an essential read for all who are interested in the theory, analysis and semiotics of music of the romantic period. Mary Gladstone agaeu the Victorian Salon: Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. What does music mean, and how does this meaning occur? Liszt, Orpheus — 7.
Music as Discourse Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music Kofi Agawu Oxford Studies in Music Theory Demonstrates a possible interface between semiotics and music theory Approaches the subject of musical meaning from within discouse views of musical structure Accessible to readers with a less advanced background in music theory.
Physical description vi, p. Semiotic Adventures in Romantic Music. Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. What does music mean, and how does this meaning occur? Raymond Monelle; Music as Discourse: It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in disckurse, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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