Semiotics of Classical Music: How Mozart, Brahms and Wagner Talk to Us

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Musical semiotics is a new discipline and paradigm of both semiotics and musicology. In its tradition, the current volume constitutes a radically new solution to the theoretical problem of how musical meanings emerge and how they are transmitted by musical signs even in most "absolute" and abstract musical works of Western classical heritage. Works from symphonies, lied, chamber music to opera are approached and studied here with methods of semiotic inspiration. Its analyses stem from systematic methods in the author's ...

Semiotics of Classical Music: How Mozart, Brahms and Wagner Talk to Us 2012, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9781614511540

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