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Author Boykan, Martin.

Title The power of the moment [electronic resource] : essays on the western musical canon / Martin Boykan.

Published Hillsdale : Pendragon Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (117 p.)
Series Harmonologia Ser. ; v.Volume 16
Harmonologia Ser.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Contents Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgements; I Introduction: Some Words About Theory; II The Power of The Moment: The Hammerklavier and the Archduke; III Voice and Piano in Dialogue: Seven Songs from the Winterreise; IV A Recurrent Tonality: The Meaning of the Kiss in Verdi's Otello; V Resetting the Clock: The Scherzo of Beethoven's Fifth; VI The Power of Every Moment: Musical Continuity in J. S. Bach; VII Coda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The Power of the Moment is a collection of critical essays on some of the most familiar works from the musical canon. Not unlike literary essays by poets or novelists it pointedly avoids abstract constructs in order to elucidate what it is that we actually experience in the course of a performance. On several occasions alternate versions of a passage are compared to the original to provide a graphic illustration of the composer's intentions [Publisher description].
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Music -- History and criticism.
Musical canon.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781576472989 (electronic bk.)
1576472981 (electronic bk.)