Drabkin, William () Review. Kofi Agawu, Playing with signs: a semiotic interpretation of classical music. Music Analysis, 11, Robert S. Hatten; Kofi Agawu. Playing with Signs: A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music. Princeton: Princeton University Press, and. Read Playing with Signs by V. Kofi Agawu by V. Kofi Agawu by V. Kofi Agawu for free with a 30 day free trial. Read eBook on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android.

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Review. Kofi Agawu, Playing with signs: a semiotic interpretation of classical music

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The book draws on examples from works by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven to show that the explicitly referential, even theatrical, surface of Classic agawuu derives from a signns with signs. The Beginning-Middle-End Paradigm, pg.

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We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Although addressed primarily to readers interested in agawy analysis, the book opens up fruitful avenues for further research into musical semiotics, aesthetics, and Classicism.

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Email alerts New issue alert. Princeton University PressJul 14, – Music – pages. Of all the repertories of Western Art music, none is as explicitly listener-oriented as that of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Purchase Subscription prices and xigns Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.


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Playing with Signs : A Semiotic Interpretation of Classic Music

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The goal of the Afawu Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented theory of Classic instrumental music that ;laying its two most fundamental communicative dimensions: Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Account Options Sign in. Playing with Signs proposes a listener-oriented Yet few attempts to analyze the so-called Classic Style have embraced the semiotic implications of this condition.