By Lawrence Kramer

ISBN-10: 0520267052

ISBN-13: 9780520267053

ISBN-10: 0520267060

ISBN-13: 9780520267060

Interpreting Music is a finished essay on figuring out musical that means and acting song meaningfully—"interpreting track" in either senses of the time period. Synthesizing and advancing 20 years of hugely influential paintings, Lawrence Kramer essentially rethinks the strategies of labor, ranking, functionality, performativity, interpretation, and meaning—even the very inspiration of music—while breaking down traditional knowledge and obtained rules. Kramer argues that song, faraway from being closed to interpretation, is preferably open to it, and that musical interpretation is the paradigm of interpretation normally. The publication illustrates the numerous dimensions of reading track via a chain of case reviews drawn from the classical repertoire, yet its equipment and ideas hold over to different repertoires simply as they bring past tune through operating through song to wider philosophical and cultural questions.

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