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Unsung Voices by Carolyn Abbate. Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century

Unsung Voices by Carolyn Abbate. Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century

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Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1996

Paperback: 288 pages

Book Condition:  Very Good. 

ISBN 10: 0691026084 / ISBN 13: 9780691026084

Synopsis:

Who "speaks" to us in The Sorcerer's Apprentice, in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.

 

About the Author:

Carolyn Abbate is Professor of Music at Princeton University. She is the editor of Analyzing Opera and the author of Richard Wagner: Tristan.


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