Pleasure and meaning in the classical symphony (Book, 2007) [Alabama State University Library]
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Pleasure and meaning in the classical symphony

Author: Melanie Diane Lowe
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: Musical meaning and interpretation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lowe explores similarities between the position of the classical symphony in its own time and its position in contemporary American consumer culture. By considering the meanings the mainstream and largely middle-class American public may construct alongside those heard by today's more elite listeners, she reveals the great polysemic potential of this music within our current cultural marketplace."--Jacket.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lowe, Melanie Diane, 1969-
Pleasure and meaning in the classical symphony.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)639447798
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Diane Lowe
ISBN: 0253348277 9780253348272
OCLC Number: 70839804
Description: 224 pages : music ; 25 cm.
Contents: On meanings of musical meaning --
The immediacy of structural understanding --
Enlightening the listening subject --
Entertaining pleasure --
Pleasure and meaning in Haydn's Symphony in D major, no. 93 --
Old entertainments, new pleasures : meanings of late-eighteenth-century public instrumental music in contemporary American culture.
Series Title: Musical meaning and interpretation.
Responsibility: Melanie Lowe.

Abstract:

"Lowe explores similarities between the position of the classical symphony in its own time and its position in contemporary American consumer culture. By considering the meanings the mainstream and largely middle-class American public may construct alongside those heard by today's more elite listeners, she reveals the great polysemic potential of this music within our current cultural marketplace."--Jacket.
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The ingenious execution of the book offers deep insights into the musical vocabulary of the late eighteenth century . . . [A] stimulating study. * Eighteenth-Century Studies * . . . Combining close Read more...

 
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