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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.
|Series||Musical Meaning and Interpretation|
|Publication Date||October 20, 2004|