About this product Product Information In this book Jean-Jacques Nattiez, well-known for his pioneering work in musical semiology, examines both music and discourse about music as products of human activity that are perceived in varying ways by various cultures. Asking such questions as "what is a musical work" and "what constitutes music," Nattiez draws from philosophy, anthropology, music analysis, and history to propose a global theory for the interpretation of specific pieces, the phenomenon of music, and the human behaviors that music elicits. In exploring the process of ascribing meaning to music, Nattiez reviews writings on the psychology of music, non-Western metaphorical descriptions, music-analytical prose, and writings in the history of musical aesthetics. A final analytical chapter on the Tristan chord suggests that interpretations of music are cast in terms of analytical plots shaped by transcendent principles, and that any semiological consideration of music must account for these interpretive narratives.
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Shaktihn Geoffrey Hodson — — Theosophical Pub. Aesthetics Philosophy of Music in Aesthetics categorize this paper. In discourxe capacity it will prove invaluable for researchers and graduate students alike, and to that end an English translation would be a helpful next step. Science Logic and Mathematics. Katz and Dahlhaus, but not Lippman are meticulous in identifying the sources of public domain materials. Ill and IV in Press. Original work pub- lished Taruskin, R.
To me, both of these magnificent collections seem to portend the end of an era. Here, as seems to me generally the case, the most original and provocative aspects of his work are discoourse analyses of received musicological theories in terms of their affiliation with what he identifies as their aesthetic or poietic sources. You do not currently have access to this article. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
A reviewer is obliged to note that Pendragon, in these two obligatory purchases for comprehensive collections, is selling perhaps pages twice, where both anthologies have chosen the same materials, even in the same translations. They are prepared to risk chaos but certainly not to jean-jacues to it without a fight.
Request removal from index. Linking the two is a trace which has an immanent configuration but no inherent signification. Musical Jwan-jacques in the Zhuangzi: Iannis Xenakis — — Bloomington: Thus, in general Nattiez regards the communicative capacity of signs as secondary and inessential. On the other hand, the melody is beside the point, becoming merely the prism through which to access analytical method; it brings into focus the situatedness of the different perspec- tives we adopt towards our objects of study within different analytical and musicological tradi- tions — each seemingly in search of a greater truth.
There nattuez had written:. Towards a semiology of music C. Finally, it is the immediate expression of the will by amd Wagner the Redeemer brings us redemption with Tristan und Isolde. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The present work intends to establish the theoretical paradigm of the whole. Perhaps the diversity of musics and their discourses is such that there will always be very little to say about all of it in comparison with how much there is to say about any of it.
The obligation having been met, it would be foolish to denigrate these fine projects on those grounds. Advanced jean-jacquues Search history. Today he holds the prestigious Dent Medal of the British Musicological Association, and the book under review here has won prizes in Italy and the United States. Essays in Applied Musical Semiology. Is Music a Universal Language? Aesthetics and materialism in German musical identity. Sign in Create an account. Details Collect From YY Whether it jexn-jacques a question of immanent analysis, the poietic and esthesic investigations or exegesis, we have to resign ourselves to the fact that we only have access to fragments of truth.
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Shaktihn Geoffrey Hodson — — Theosophical Pub. Aesthetics Philosophy of Music in Aesthetics categorize this paper. In discourxe capacity it will prove invaluable for researchers and graduate students alike, and to that end an English translation would be a helpful next step. Science Logic and Mathematics. Katz and Dahlhaus, but not Lippman are meticulous in identifying the sources of public domain materials.
Music and discourse : toward a semiology of music