Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music

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Of all the repertories of Western Art music, none is as explicitly listener-oriented as that of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Yet few attempts to analyze the so-called Classic Style have embraced the semiotic implications of this condition. Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented theory of Classic instrumental music that encompasses its two most fundamental communicative dimensions: expression and structure. Units of expression, defined in reference to topoi, are shown here to interact with, ...

Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music 2016, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691631523

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Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music 2014, Princeton University Press, New Jersey

ISBN-13: 9780691601922

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Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music 1991, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691091389

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