Interpreting Music by Lawrence Kramer

By Lawrence Kramer

Interpreting Music is a complete essay on realizing musical that means and acting tune meaningfully—"interpreting song" in either senses of the time period. Synthesizing and advancing 20 years of hugely influential paintings, Lawrence Kramer essentially rethinks the thoughts of labor, ranking, functionality, performativity, interpretation, and meaning—even the very suggestion of music—while breaking down traditional knowledge and obtained rules. Kramer argues that song, faraway from being closed to interpretation, is preferably open to it, and that musical interpretation is the paradigm of interpretation typically. The ebook illustrates the numerous dimensions of examining tune via a chain of case experiences drawn from the classical repertoire, yet its tools and rules hold over to different repertoires simply as they bring about past track through operating through track to wider philosophical and cultural questions.

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