The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?

The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?

Paperback Liverpool University Press - Liverpool Music Symposium

Edited by Michael Talbot

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  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 232mm x 22mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 July 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Liverpool
  • ISBN 10: 0853238359
  • ISBN 13: 9780853238355
  • Illustrations note: bibliography, index
  • Sales rank: 669,492

Product description

Like literature and art, music has works. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root an investigation into how our minds parcel up the music that we create and hear.

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Author information

Professor Michael Talbot is Senior Fellow in the School of Music at the University of Liverpool.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction Michael Talbot 1. Some Thoughts on the Work in Popular Music David Horn 2. Intertextuality and Hypertextuality in Recorded Popular Music Serge Lacasse 3. Work-in-(g) Practice: Configuration of the Popular Music Intertext Richard Middleton 4. Works and Recordings: The Impact of Commercialism and Digitalisation Catherine Moore 5. The Practice of early Nineteenth-Century Pianism Jim Samson 6. Looking Back at Ourselves: The Problem with the Musical Work-Concept Reinhard Strohm 7. 'The Work': An Evaluative Charge Philip Tagg 8. The Work-Concept and Composer-Centredness Michael Talbot 9. The Musical Artwork and its Materials in the Music and Aesthetics of Busoni John Williamson 10. Re-composing Schubert James Wishart 11. 'On the Problems of Dating' or 'Looking Backward and Forward with Strohm' Lydia Goehr Index of Musical Compositions and Collections Index of Personal Names