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A View from Delft. Selected Essays

Included in these eighteen essays by Cone are his never-before-published essay, "The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants," the unabridged version of "Music: A View from Delft," an introduction to this collection by the author himself, and a complete bibliography of his published writings.

"This selection of [Cone’s] writings includes all the most incandescent and influential articles. We should have had such a book long ago."—Joseph Kerman, University of California at Berkeley

Winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for 1990

344 pages | 118 music examples and 1 foldout | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1989

Music: General Music

Table of Contents

1. Aesthetics, Criticism, and Analysis
Music: A View from Delft
Musical Theory as a Humanistic Discipline
Analysis Today
Beyond Analysis
Three Ways of Reading a Detective Story—Or a Brahms Intermezzo
The Authority of Music Criticism
2. Music and Words
Words into Music: The Composer’s Approach to the Text
The World of Opera and Its Inhabitants
Berlioz’s Divine Comedy: The Grande messe des morts
The Old Man’s Toys: Verdi’s Last Operas
3. Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Masters
Beethoven’s Experiments in Composition: The Late Bagatelles
Schubert’s Unfinished Business
Inside the Saint’s Head: The Music of Berlioz
Sound and Syntax: An Introduction to Schoenberg’s Harmony
Webern’s Apprenticeship
The Uses of Convention: Stravinsky and His Models
Stravinsky: The Progress of a Method
In Defense of Song: The Contribution of Roger Sessions
Edward T. Cone: A Chronological Bibliography


Amer Soc Composers/Authors/Publishers: Deems Taylor Award

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