Making sense of music

Studies in musical semiotics
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Revolving around the central concept of musical sense-making, this volume includes 31 contributions of scholars from 18 countries, which encompass semiotic musical analysis and phenomenological, hermeneutic, and/or cognitive approaches. Lire la suite

Musical signification has been implicitly discussed for a long time in work on music. Only recently has it been established as an explicit discipline, focusing mainly on sense-making as a major constituent of signification and meaning. A number of questions are still pending. How does one deal with the tensions between an object-centered approach to music and a subjective, cognitive, and hermeneutic approach to musical sense-making? Is there a distinction in content and methodology? How can the objective and the subjective, the art-work and the receiver, the immanent meaning and the attributed
meaning be brought together? Making Sense of Music is an attempt to answer these questions through the insights of several diverging fields. Revolving around the central concept of musical sense-making, this volume includes 31 contributions of scholars from 18 countries, which encompass semiotic musical analysis and phenomenological, hermeneutic, and/or cognitive approaches.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Édité par
Costantino Maeder, Mark Reybrouck,
Floating Texts
Catégorie (éditeur)
Philosophie, lettres, linguistique et histoire > Archéologie et histoire de l'art > Musicologie
BISAC Subject Heading
BIC subject category (UK)
AVA Theory of music & musicology
Code publique Onix
06 Professionnel et académique
CLIL (Version 2013-2019 )
3687 Musique
Date de première publication du titre
25 janvier 2018

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Date de publication
25 janvier 2018
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 412
Dépôt Légal
D/2017/9964/60 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique
Code interne
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Date de publication
25 janvier 2018
Nombre de pages de contenu principal : 412
Dépôt Légal
D/2017/9964/60 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique
Code interne
20,00 €
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Mark Reybrouck and Costantino Maeder—Making sense of music 7
1- Classical music 13
James William Sobaskie—Allusion as premise. Two mélodies of Fauré 15
Tijana Popović Mladjenović—Structure, sense, and meaning of Debussy's La Puerta del Vino. Interpreting the self through music 27
Rui Magno Pinto—The Portuguese symphonic poem (1884–1909) 41
Jean Marie Hellner—Robert Schumann's Drei Romanzen, op. 28. An Entwicklungsroman 63
Matteo Giuggioli—A grammar of pathos. Fandango as a topos in Boccherini’s chamber music 77
Małgorzata Gamrat—Between the sound and the word: methodological challenges in the analysis of Liszt’s piano transcriptions of his own Lieder 89
Francesco Galofaro—The different musical semiotic systems in Domenico Zipoli’s Sonate d’Intavolatura per Organo (1716) 105
Damjana Bratuž—Bartók’s improvisations for piano. A musical frontier 115
Julie Walker—La Polonaise op. 53 comme manifeste du dernier style de Chopin. Contexte et analyse narrative 127
2- Contemporary classical music 137
Luciano de Freitas Camargo—The zavod topic 139
Justyna Humięcka-Jakubowska—Musical representations in the context of music information retrieval and some ideas of the Darmstadt school composers 153
Yves Knockaert—The meaning of repetition in Wolfgang Rihm’s music of the 1980s 167
3- Folk and ethno 179
Julia Shpinitskaya—The universe of sound. A comparative study of the vibration sound in cultural traditions: variations without theme 181
Heloísa de A. Duarte Valente—"Una musica dolce suonava…" Memory and nomadism in the Italian-Brazilian song 195
Ricardo Nogueira De Castro Monteiro—A semiotic approach to Native-Brazilian music. Challenges and possible contributions 205
4- Opera, songs 219
Jean-Marie Jacono—Sémiotique, interprétation et mise en scène de l’opéra 221
Johan Wijnants—Musical signification in (the first decade of) opera 231
Paolo Rosato—Sense-making in opera: a stratified dialectic among linguistic, perceptive, and cognitive processes. Some examples from Verdi’s works 241
Icíar Nadal García—An analysis of the ironies and other comical resources in the Gianni Schicchi opera of G. Puccini  253
5- Theory 265
Konstantin Zenkin—Composition technique among the semiotic systems of a piece of music 267
Robert Michael Weiß—Musical clock face value. Geometrical metaphors for musical properties 277
Stefano Jacoviello—It is a matter of style. Language, grammar, style and meaning between semiotics and musicology 291
Panu Heimonen—From a conversational point of view. Enhancing music analytic meaning 303
6- Education  315
Alessia R. Vitale—The semiotics of gestures in learning how to sing. Dynamics and prospects 317
May Kokkidou & Christina Tsigka—In search of musical meaning. Looking for answers by the standpoint of music education 329
Mary Dawood—The Cartons Piano at the national library of France. Rediscovering forgotten music 343
7- Transmediality 353
Kevin Clifton—Sound and semiotics in Hitchcock’s coming attraction: locating and unraveling meaning in Rope’s movie trailer 355
Zhenglan Lu—Transsemiosic paradox in film music. Red music in chinese films on the cultural revolution 363
Alessandro Bratus—More real than the real thing. The construction of authenticity in popular music recordings and audiovisual texts 373
Nicholas P. McKay—Stravinsky’s opera in a postmodern age. An intermedial semiotic reading 385
Daniel Nagy—Myth creation and intertextuality after Wagner. The Ring cycle and Thomas Mann’s Joseph and his brothers 401