The musical topic : hunt, military and pastoral / Raymond Monelle.

The Musical Topic discusses three tropes prominently featured in Western European music: the hunt, the military, and the pastoral. Raymond Monelle provides an in-depth cultural and historical study of musical topics -- short melodic figures, harmonic or rhythmic formulae carrying literal or lexical...

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Main Author: Monelle, Raymond, 1937-2010
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2006.
Series:Musical meaning and interpretation.
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Summary:The Musical Topic discusses three tropes prominently featured in Western European music: the hunt, the military, and the pastoral. Raymond Monelle provides an in-depth cultural and historical study of musical topics -- short melodic figures, harmonic or rhythmic formulae carrying literal or lexical meaning -- through consideration of their origin, thematization, manifestation, and meaning. The Musical Topic shows the connections of musical meaning to literature, social history, and the fine arts.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, music
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0253112362
9780253112361