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Reflections on Musical Meaning and Its Representations: Book by Leo Treitler (City University of New York)

Reflections on Musical Meaning and Its Representations

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ISBN: 9780253223166    Publisher: Indiana University Press Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 334        
How is it possible to talk or write about music? What is the link between graphic signs and music? What makes music meaningful? In this book, distinguished scholar Leo Treitler explores the relationships...Read more
How is it possible to talk or write about music? What is the link between graphic signs and music? What makes music meaningful? In this book, distinguished scholar Leo Treitler explores the relationships among language, musical notation, performance, compositional practice, and patterns of culture in the presentation and representation of music. Treitler engages a wide variety of historical sources to discuss works from medieval plainchant to Berg's opera Lulu and a range of music in between.
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About the author: Leo Treitler (City University of New York)

Leo Treitler is Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus, CUNY Graduate Center, and Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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A determined, imaginative quest to explore musical meaning through a variety of repertoires and a range of methodologies and lines of inquiry." Walter Frisch, Columbia University "Treitler brings...Read more
A determined, imaginative quest to explore musical meaning through a variety of repertoires and a range of methodologies and lines of inquiry." Walter Frisch, Columbia University "Treitler brings to his work the deep experience of a seasoned musician and music historian who is at the same time a thoughtful philosopher, and the benefits of both kinds of experience play through all of his writings in a very palpable way." Lewis Lockwood, Harvard University
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