By Lawrence Kramer
Reading song is a finished essay on figuring out musical that means and appearing track meaningfully—“interpreting music” in either senses of the time period. Synthesizing and advancing 20 years of hugely influential paintings, Lawrence Kramer essentially rethinks the innovations of labor, rating, functionality, performativity, interpretation, and meaning—even the very notion of music—while breaking down traditional knowledge and bought 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 regularly. The booklet illustrates the numerous dimensions of reading 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 past tune by means of operating via tune to wider philosophical and cultural questions.
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