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Music Speaks: On the Language of Opera, Dance, and Song

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From Daniel Albright, author of Musicking Shakespeare and Berlioz's Semi-Operas, comes a collection of essays on music and on dance, probing the problems of articulating the meaning[s] of music; the larger question of how music and language interact; how text-setting highlights certain areas of meter, theme, or ironic undertone, and leaves others in darkness; how a musical composition can behave as a critique of a previous composition; and how one might rehabilitate certain underappreciated or much-scorned figures, such as ...

Music Speaks: On the Language of Opera, Dance, and Song 2009, University of Rochester Press, Rochester

ISBN-13: 9781580463249

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