The Musical Work

The Musical Work : Reality or Invention?

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 150 x 232 x 22mm | 421.85g
  • Liverpool University Press
  • Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0853238359
  • 9780853238355
  • 698,645

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

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