Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics

Mozart and Enlightenment Semiotics

eBook - 2011
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In this groundbreaking, historically-informed semiotic study of late eighteenth-century music, Stephen Rumph focuses on Mozart to explore musical meaning within the context of Enlightenment sign and language theory. Illuminating his discussion with French, British, German, and Italian writings on signs and language, Rumph analyzes movements from Mozart's symphonies, concertos, operas, and church music. He argues that Mozartian semiosis is best understood within the empiricist tradition of Condillac, Vico, Herder, or Adam Smith, which emphasized the constitutive role of signs within human cogni.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780520950115
0520950119
9780520260863
0520260864
Characteristics: 1 online resource (284 pages)

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