Music as Discourse

Stauffenburg Verlag
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Discourse, Politics, Identity, 2010, 1, pp. 221 - 229
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Linguistically inspired approaches to the semiotics of music have generally described music as an abstract system of tonal and temporal relations, 'Music, by itself, signifies nothing', Nattiez (1971: 8), echoing Stravinsky's [1936] categorical denial of musical meaning. Such views aptly describe a particular early 20th century formalist approach to music.
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