The Musical Topic

The Musical Topic

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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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 320 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253112362
  • 9780253112361