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On Musical Denoting. Types of Musical Reference [microform] : [One of] Three Philosophical Essays. Technical Report No.6 / Vernon A. Howard
Bib ID 5293996
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Howard, Vernon A
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
21 p. 
Summary

This is the sixth in a series of technical research reports by the Harvard Project Zero which study artistic creation and comprehension as a means toward better art education. (See related documents SO 008 705 to 008 709.) This paper examines the ways in which music can refer in various ways to itself or to extramusical things. It outlines the symbol relations involved in such "program devices" as expression, description, naming, quotation, and representation in order to study whether music expresses like words, pictures, or metaphors of a nonliteral form. Though each type of reference differs from the others, they all involve denotation of or by music. This paper particularly emphasizes the analysis of music denoting in the context of programme music and opera. Primary attention is given to (1) syntactic and semantic features of musical names and description, (2) the status of semifictional compliants of naming motifs in opera, (3) analysis of the expressive and descriptive aspects of programme music, and (4) the mechanisms of musical allusion and quotation. (Author/DE)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEG-0-9-310283-3721(010).

ERIC Note: For related documents, see SO 008 705, 706, 707, and 709.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Art Appreciation.  |  Art Education.  |  Art Expression.  |  Auditory Perception.  |  Behavioral Science Research.  |  Creative Expression.  |  Imagery.  |  Music.  |  Music Appreciation.  |  Music Education.  |  Music Theory.  |  Musical Composition.  |  Nonverbal Communication.  |  Opera.  |  Symbolism.  |  Harvard Project Zero
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
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