The Dawn of Music Semiology: Essays in Honor of Jean-Jacques Nattiez [Hardback]

Jonathan Dunsby(Editor); Jonathan Goldman(Editor); Arnold Whittall(Contributor); Irène Deliège(Contributor); Jean Molino(Contributor)

ISBN: 9781580465625 | Published by: University of Rochester Press | Series: Eastman Studies in Music | Volume: 137 | Year of Publication: 2017 | 228p, H9 x W6, 60 line.
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The Dawn of Music Semiology


The Dawn of Music Semiology showcases the work of nine leading musicologists, inspired by the work of Jean-Jacques Nattiez, the founding father of music semiology. Now entering its fifth decade as Nattiez enters his eighth,music semiology, or music semiotics, is still a young, vibrant field, and this book reflects its energy and diversity. It appeals to readers wanting to explore the meaning of music in our lives and to understand the ways of appreciating the complexities that lie behind its simple beauty and direct impact on us.
Following a preface by Pierre Boulez and an introduction by the editors, nine chapters discuss the latest thinking about general considerations such as music and gesture, the psychology of music, and the role of ethnotheory. The volume offers new research on topics as diverse as modeling folk polyphony, spatialization in the Darmstadt repertoire, Schenker's theory of musical content, compositional modernism from Wagner to Boulez, current music theory terminology, and Maderna's use of folk music in serial composition.

CONTRIBUTORS: Kofi Agawu, Simha Arom, Rossana Dalmonte, Irène Deliège, Jonathan Dunsby, Jonathan Goldman, Nicolas Meeùs, Jean Molino, Arnold Whittall

Jonathan Dunsby is Professor of Music Theory at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Jonathan Goldman is Professor of Musicology at the University of Montreal.

Table of Contents

Foreword: About Jean-Jacques Nattiez - Pierre Boulez
Introduction - Jonathan Dunsby and Jonathan Goldman
Music and Gesture - Jean Molino
Music Semiology in the Mind of the Musician - Jonathan Dunsby
Against Ethnotheory - Kofi Agawu
From Georgian to Medieval Polyphonies: Analysis and Modeling - Simha Arom
Schenker's Inhalt, Schenkerian Semiotics: A Preliminary Study - Nicolas Meeùs
Music under the Sign of Modernism: From Wagner to Boulez, and Britten - Arnold Whittall
Musical Borrowings in the Works of Bruno Maderna - Rossana Dalmonte
Of Doubles, Groups, and Rhymes: A Seriation of Works for Spatialized Orchestral Groups (1958-60) - Jonathan Goldman
The Psychological Organization of Music Listening: From Spontaneous to Learned Perceptive Processes - Irène Deliège
Selected Bibliography of Works by Jean-Jacques Nattiez
List of Contributors
Tabula Gratulatoria

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