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Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century Carolyn Abbate

Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century

Carolyn Abbate

Published April 1st 1996
ISBN : 9781400843831
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304 pages
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Who speaks to us in The Sorcerers Apprentice, in Wagners 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 byMoreWho speaks to us in The Sorcerers Apprentice, in Wagners 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.Who speaks to us in The Sorcerers Apprentice, in Wagners 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.