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Speaking of Music: Addressing the Sonorous
By Keith Chapin (editor) and Andrew H. Clark (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Fordham Univ Pr
Publication date August 22, 2013
Pages 331
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780823251384
ISBN-10 0823251381
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.28 lbs.
Original list price $100.00
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: People chat about music every day, but they also treat it as a limit, as the boundary of what is sayable. By addressing different perspectives and traditions that form and inform the speaking of music in Western culture--musical, literary, philosophical, semiotic, political--this volume offers a unique snapshot of today's scholarship on speech about music. The range of considerations and material is wide. Among others, they include the words used to interpret musical works (such as those of Beethoven), the words used to channel musical practices (whether Bach's, Rousseau's, or Hispanic political protesters'), and the words used to represent music (whether in a dialogue by Plato, a story by Balzac, or in an Italian popular song). The contributors consider the ways that music may slide by words, as in the performance of an Akpafu dirge or in Messiaen, and the ways that music may serve as an embodied figure, as in the writings of Diderot or in the sound and body art of Henri Chopin. The book concludes with an essay by Jean-Luc Nancy.

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from Fordham Univ Pr (August 22, 2013)
9780823251384 | details & prices | 331 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.28 lbs | List price $100.00
About: People chat about music every day, but they also treat it as a limit, as the boundary of what is sayable.
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from Fordham Univ Pr (August 22, 2013)
9780823251391 | details & prices | 331 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $38.00
About: People chat about music every day, but they also treat it as a limit, as the boundary of what is sayable.

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