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Wordless rhetoric : musical form and the metaphor of the oration /

by Bonds, Mark Evan, autore .
Series: Studies in the history of music : 4.Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991Description: 237 p. : mus. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0674956028; 9780674733404.
Contents:
The paradox of musical form. Generative and conformational approaches to form ; Sonata form and limits of definition -- Rhetoric and the concept of musical form in the eighteenth century. Rhetoric and the pragmatic orientation of eighteenth-century aethetics ; Music as a language ; Musical grammar and musical rhetoric ; Rhetoric and the theory of the compositional process ; Melody and the thematic basis of form ; Genre, formal convention, and individual genius -- Continuity and change in later metaphors of form. The continuity of rhetorical imagery in the nineteenth century ; The metaphor of the organism and the emerging paradox of musical form ; Three case studies : Reicha, Marx, Schoenberg -- Rhetoric and the autonomy of instrumental music. Rhetoric and the "musical idea" ; Rhetoric and analysis in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries -- Rhetoric and the role of the listener in the analysis of large-scale form. Listener-oriented theories of form ; Listening for the plot : the rhetoric of formal archetypes ; Analyzing the musical oration : the first movement of Haydn's Symphony no. 46 in B major.
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The paradox of musical form. Generative and conformational approaches to form ; Sonata form and limits of definition -- Rhetoric and the concept of musical form in the eighteenth century. Rhetoric and the pragmatic orientation of eighteenth-century aethetics ; Music as a language ; Musical grammar and musical rhetoric ; Rhetoric and the theory of the compositional process ; Melody and the thematic basis of form ; Genre, formal convention, and individual genius -- Continuity and change in later metaphors of form. The continuity of rhetorical imagery in the nineteenth century ; The metaphor of the organism and the emerging paradox of musical form ; Three case studies : Reicha, Marx, Schoenberg -- Rhetoric and the autonomy of instrumental music. Rhetoric and the "musical idea" ; Rhetoric and analysis in the late eighteenth and early ninteenth centuries -- Rhetoric and the role of the listener in the analysis of large-scale form. Listener-oriented theories of form ; Listening for the plot : the rhetoric of formal archetypes ; Analyzing the musical oration : the first movement of Haydn's Symphony no. 46 in B major.

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