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Author Rodgers, Stephen, 1974- author
Title Form, program, and metaphor in the music of Berlioz / Stephen Rodgers
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (x, 189 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
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Introduction -- Preliminary examples and recent theories -- Form as metaphor -- Mixing genres, mixing forms : sonata and song in Le carnaval romain -- The vague des passions, monomania, and the first movement of the Symphonie fantastique -- Love's emergence and fulfillment : the Scène d'amour from Roméo et Juliette -- Epilogue
Few aspects of Berlioz's style are more idiosyncratic than his handling of musical form. This book, the first devoted solely to the topic, explores how his formal strategies are related to the poetic and dramatic sentiments that were his very reason for being. Rodgers draws upon Berlioz's ideas about musical representation and on the ideas that would have influenced him, arguing that the relationship between musical and extra-musical narrative in Berlioz's music is best construed as metaphorical rather than literal - 'intimate' but 'indirect' in Berlioz's words. Focusing on a type of varied-repetitive form that Berlioz used to evoke poetic ideas such as mania, obsession, and meditation, the book shows how, far from disregarding form when pushing the limits of musical evocation, Berlioz harnessed its powers to convey these ideas even more vividly
TAEBDC; 2010
Link Print version: 9780521884044
Subject Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869 -- Criticism and interpretation
Musical form
Metaphor
Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
Program music
Alt Title Form, Program, & Metaphor in the Music of Berlioz
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