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... 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.

  • ISBN13: 9780253217110
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2004
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00349
SeriesMusical Meaning and Interpretation
Publication DateOctober 20, 2004

Musical Meaning in Beethoven: Markedness, Correlation, and Interpretation

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