Varieties of musical irony : from Mozart to Mahler / Michael Cherlin.

Irony, one of the most basic, pervasive, and variegated of rhetorical tropes, is as fundamental to musical thought as it is to poetry, prose, and spoken language. In this wide-ranging study of musical irony, Michael Cherlin draws upon the rich history of the trope as developed by rhetoricians, philo...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Cherlin, Michael (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Holy Cross Note:"First paperback edition, 2019" -- Title page verso.
Table of Contents:
  • Irony as a "master trope"
  • Varieties of musical irony
  • Mozart's Figaro
  • Heine and irony in the Lied tradition
  • The Jewish face of Mahlerian irony
  • Postludium.