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Unsung Voices
Author: Carolyn Abbate

ISBN: 9780691026084
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 17 March 1996
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8
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Who "speaks" to us in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice, " in Wagner's operas, in a Mahler symphony? In asking this question, Carolyn Abbate opens nineteenth-century operas and instrumental works to new interpretations as she explores the voices projected by music. The nineteenth-century metaphor of music that "sings" is thus reanimated in a new context, and Abbate proposes interpretive strategies that "de-center" music criticism, that seek the polyphony and dialogism of music, and that celebrate musical gestures often marginalized by conventional music analysis.

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