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Title Interpreting musical gestures, topics, and tropes : Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert / Robert S. Hatten.
Author Hatten, Robert S., author.
Publication Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2017.
Copyright date ©2004
Edition First paperback edition.
Description ix, 358 pages : music ; 25 cm.
Call # 781.17 H
Series Musical meaning and interpretation
Musical meaning and interpretation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-338) and indexes.
Summary "This book continues to develop the semiotic theory of musical meaning presented in Robert S. Hatten's first book, Musical Meaning in Beethoven. In addition to expanding theories of markedness, topics, and tropes, Hatten offers a fresh contribution to the understanding of musical gestures, as grounded in biological, psychological, cultural, and music-stylistic competencies. By focusing on gestures, topics, tropes, and their interaction in the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, Hatten demonstrates the power and elegence of synthetic structures and emergent meanings within a changing Viennese Classical style"--From back cover.
Contents Part one: Markedness, topics, and tropes. Semiotic grounding in markedness and style: interpreting a style type in the opening of Beethoven's Ghost trio, Op. 70, no. 1 ; Expressive doubling, topics, tropes, and shifts in level of discourse: interpreting the Third movement of Beethoven's String Quartet in B♭ Major, op. 130 ; From topic to premise and mode: The Pastoral in Schubert's Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894 ; The troping of topics, genres, and forms: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler -- Part two: Musical gesture. Introduction to Part Two ; Foundational principles of human gesture ; Toward a theory of musical gesture ; Stylistic types and strategic functions of gestures ; Thematic gesture in Schubert: the piano sonatas in A major, D. 959, and A minor, D. 784 ; Thematic gesture in Beethoven: the Sonata for Piano and Cello in C Major, Op. 102, no. 1 ; Gestural troping and agency ; Conclusion to Part Two -- Part three: Continuity and discontinuity. From gestural continuity to continuity as premise ; Discontinuity and beyond -- Conclusion.
Subject Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. (OCoLC)fst00042803
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. (OCoLC)fst00050702
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. (OCoLC)fst00000102
Music -- Semiotics.
Music -- Semiotics. (OCoLC)fst01030442
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
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