Agawu, V. Kofi (Victor Kofi) and Agawu, V. Kofi (Victor Kofi)
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics., Music -- Semiotics., and Musical analysis.
The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. This book presents a synthetic and innovative approach to musical meaning which argues deftly for the thinking of music as a discourse in itself.
"Walter Frisch provides a sensitive analytical commentary on the symphonies as well as a consideration of their place within Brahms's oeuvre, within the symphonic repertory of his day, and within the broader musical culture of nineteenth-century Germany and Austria. Frisch also pays particular attention to the evolution of performance style, describing how orchestra size, playing techniques, tempi, and articulation have changed since Brahms's symphonies were first heard."--Jacket.
Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 18th century, Performance practice (Music) -- History -- 19th century, Pratique de l'exécution (Musique) - 18e siècle, Pratique de l'exécution (Musique) - 19e siècle, Musique - Exécution - 18e siècle, Musique - Exécution - 19e siècle, Uitvoeringspraktijk, Historische Musikpraxis, and Einführung