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A theory of musical narrative, Byron Almén

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A theory of musical narrative
Title
A theory of musical narrative
Statement of responsibility
Byron Almén
Title variation
The-o-ry of mu-si-cal nar-ra-tive
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Byron Almen proposes an original synthesis of approaches to musical narrative from literary criticism, semiotics, historiography, musicology, and music theory, resulting in a significant critical reorientation of the field. This volume includes an extensive survey of traditional approaches to musical narrative, a careful delineation of the essential elements and preconditions of musical narrative organization, an eclectic analytical model applicable to a wide range of musical styles and repertoires, a diverse range of musical examples illustrating the range and applicability of the theoretical apparatus, a classification scheme of narrative types and subtypes reflecting conceptually distinct narrative strategies, a wide array of interpretive categories, and a sensitivity to the dependence of narrative interpretation on the cultural milieu of the work, its various audiences, and the analyst. A Theory of Musical Narrative provides both an excellent introduction to an increasingly important conceptual domain and a complex reassessment of its possibilities and characteristics."-- Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1968-
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Almén, Byron
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3800
LC item number
.A46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Musical meaning and interpretation
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  • Music
  • Musical analysis
  • Music
  • Music and literature
  • Music theory
  • Narrative in music
Label
A theory of musical narrative, Byron Almén
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. A theory of musical narrative. An introduction to narrative analysis : Chopin's Prelude in G major, op. 28, no. 3 ; Perspectives and critiques ; A theory of musical narrative : conceptual considerations ; A theory of musical narrative : analytical considerations ; Narrative and topic -- Part two. Archetypal narratives and phases. Romance narratives and Micznik's degrees of narrativity ; Tragic narratives : an extended analysis of Schubert, Piano sonata in B♭ [flat] major, D. 960, first movement ; Ironic narratives : subtypes and phases ; Comic narratives and discursive strategies ; Summary and conclusion
Control code
ocn966393264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780253030092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music
Label
A theory of musical narrative, Byron Almén
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. A theory of musical narrative. An introduction to narrative analysis : Chopin's Prelude in G major, op. 28, no. 3 ; Perspectives and critiques ; A theory of musical narrative : conceptual considerations ; A theory of musical narrative : analytical considerations ; Narrative and topic -- Part two. Archetypal narratives and phases. Romance narratives and Micznik's degrees of narrativity ; Tragic narratives : an extended analysis of Schubert, Piano sonata in B♭ [flat] major, D. 960, first movement ; Ironic narratives : subtypes and phases ; Comic narratives and discursive strategies ; Summary and conclusion
Control code
ocn966393264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 248 pages
Isbn
9780253030092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music

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