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Communication in Eighteenth-century Music
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Written by ten leading scholars, this volume assembles studies of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century music under the broad rubric of communication. That such an impulse motivates musical composition and performance in this period of European musical history is often acknowledged but seldom examined in depth. The book explores a broad set of issues, ranging from the exigencies of the market for books and music in the eighteenth century through to the deployment of dance topoi in musical composition. A number of close readings of individual works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven draw on a sophisticated body of historically-appropriate technical resources to illuminate theories of form, metre, bass lines and dance topoi. Students and scholars of music history, theory and analysis will find in this volume a set of challenging, state-of-the-art essays that will stimulate debate about musical meaning and engender further study.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Danuta Mirka; Part I. Communication and the Market: 1. Communication and verisimilitude in the eighteenth century Paul Cobley; 2. Listening to listeners Mark Evan Bonds; 3. 'Mannichfaltige abweichungen von der gewoehnlichen sonaten-form': Beethoven's 'Piano-Solo' op. 31 no. 1 and the challenge of communication Claudia Maurer Zenck; Part II. Musical Grammar: 4. Metre, phrase structure and manipulations of musical beginnings Danuta Mirka; 5. National metrical types in music of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries William Rothstein; 6. Schoenberg's 'Second Melody', or, 'Meyer-ed' in the bass William E. Caplin; Part III. Rhetorical Form and Topical Decorum: 7. A metaphoric model of sonata form: two expositions by Mozart Michael Spitzer; 8. Beethoven's op. 18 no. 3, First Movement: two readings, with a comment on analysis Kofi Agawu; 9. K331, First Movement: once more, with feeling Wye J. Allanbrook; 10. Dance topoi, sonic analogs and musical grammar: communicating with music in the eighteenth century Lawrence Zbikowski; Afterword Kofi Agawu.

About the Author

Danuta Mirka is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Southampton. Kofi Agawu is Professor of Music at Princeton University.

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Review of the hardback: 'Two editors have done a fine job of showcasing some of the most interesting voices in music scholarship today. Over the years, the sprightly, optimistic music of the late eighteenth century has fallen victim to some very dull analysis. Here, by contrast, lively ideas meet lively music, with a satisfying result.' Eighteenth-Century Music

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