The Musical Work: Reality Or Invention?

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Michael Talbot
Liverpool University Press, 2000 - Music - 260 pages
Like literature and art, music has "works". But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in these essays, which examine a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root an investigation into how our minds parcel up the music that we create and hear.
 

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Contents

Some Thoughts on the Work in Popular Music
14
Intertextuality and Hypertextuality in Recorded Popular
35
Configuration of the Popular Music
59
The Impact of Commercialism
88
The Practice of EarlyNineteenthCentury Pianism
110
The Problem with
128
An Evaluative Charge
153
The WorkConcept and ComposerCentredness
168
Aesthetics of Busoni
187
Recomposing Schubert
205
On the Problems of Dating or Looking Backward
231
Index of Musical Compositions and Collections
247
Index of Personal Names
253
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Professor Michael Talbot is Senior Fellow in the School of Music at the University of Liverpool.

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