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The frontiers of meaning : three informal lectures on music, Charles Rosen

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The frontiers of meaning : three informal lectures on music
Title
The frontiers of meaning
Title remainder
three informal lectures on music
Statement of responsibility
Charles Rosen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What does it mean to understand music? What, if anything, does music mean? Composers, performers, listeners, and scholars may answer these questions differently, but what sense of music do they share? When music seems unfamiliar or unlike anything we have heard before, we say we don't "like" it. How is taking pleasure from music related to understanding it? In this lucid and entertaining book, the noted pianist Charles Rosen explores these and other issues as they arise in various musical contexts. Performers' interpretations may be filled with errors, after all, that then become part of a tradition; a composer's work may be variously assessed by his contemporaries (Mr. Rosen gives us an eye-opening account of how Beethoven's towering reputation was established so early); and musical analysis can mislead as well as deepen our understanding of a composition's splendor. In The Frontiers of Meaning Charles Rosen brings to a bold, inspiring study of music - as text, as performance, as listening experience - the insight and bravura elegance for which his own work as a practicing musician is justly famous
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DLC
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1927-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosen, Charles
Illustrations
music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3845
LC item number
.R68 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musique
  • Musique
  • Analyse musicale
  • Music
  • Music
  • Musikhören
  • Musikästhetik
  • Musikphilosophie
Label
The frontiers of meaning : three informal lectures on music, Charles Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-135) 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
1. The Frontiers of Nonsense -- 2. How to Become Immortal -- 3. Explaining the Obvious
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780809072545
Lccn
93039614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29024193
  • (OCoLC)ocm29024193
Label
The frontiers of meaning : three informal lectures on music, Charles Rosen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-135) 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
1. The Frontiers of Nonsense -- 2. How to Become Immortal -- 3. Explaining the Obvious
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 145 pages
Isbn
9780809072545
Lccn
93039614
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29024193
  • (OCoLC)ocm29024193

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