Musical Meaning in Beethoven Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation

by Robert S. Hatten

Part of the Advances in Semiotics Series

Musical Meaning in Beethoven Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation Synopsis

... recommended warmly to theorists and others interested in music, semiotics, and aesthetics. -Choice Radically departing from nineteenth-century Formalist aesthetics, the author argues that expressive meaning is not extramusical but fundamental to the reconstruction of compositional practice and stylistic understanding, even for the absolute works of Beethoven. Musical Meaning in Beethoven offers a fresh approach to the problem of expressive meaning in music.

Musical Meaning in Beethoven Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation Press Reviews

This remarkable book should be seized upon by everyone looking to brush up their Ludwig. . . . Written so well, and with so little resort to classical music jargon, that it can be read in short amusing stretchesor long, engrossing sections. Read a few pages and you, too, can be humming him now. * huffingtonpost.com *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780253217110
Publication date: 20th October 2004
Author: Robert S. Hatten
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Categories: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups, Theory of music & musicology,

About Robert S. Hatten

Robert S. Hatten is Professor of Music Theory in the Indiana University School of Music. He is editor of the series Musical Meaning and Interpretation.

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