Beyond Structural Listening? Postmodern Modes of Hearing


"This is a rich and challenging collection, sparked by Rose Rosengard Subotnik's notion of 'structural listening, ' that offers a spirited critique of modernist aesthetic assumptions. Its authors write from a common perspective that sets their views at odds with the terms that have most commonly determined musical discourse in the twentieth century, and at the same time they consider listeners' involvement with a wide range of musics from the high modernism of Boulez and Barraque through the standard classical repertory to MTV. There is something here to interest every music scholar and listener."--Ruth A. Solie, author of "Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

"The most impressive collection of separately authored essays musicology has yet seen. They are persuasive in their theoretical sophistication and in how they demonstrate original tactics for illuminating musical meanings. This collection is a landmark contribution that will take musical scholarship by surprise."--Robert Walser, author of "Keeping Time: Readings in Jazz History

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andrew Dell' Antonio
  • Andrew Dell'Antonio
  • Fred Everett Maus
  • Mitchell Morris
  • Tamara Levitz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2004


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