Musical Representations, Subjects, and Objects

Musical Representations, Subjects, and Objects

The Construction of Musical Thought in Zarlino, Descartes, Rameau, and Weber
Jairo Moreno
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/21/2004
Format: Hardback 13 figures, 1 bibliog., 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-34457-1
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Jairo Moreno adapts the methodologies and nomenclature of Foucault’s "archaeology of knowledge" and applies it through individual case studies to the theoretical writings of Zarlino, Descartes, Rameau, and Weber. His conclusion summarizes the conditions—musical, philosophical, and historical—that "make a certain form of thought about music necessary and possible at the time it emerges."

Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor

Author Bio

Jairo Moreno is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Duke University. His research and publications focus on the history and philosophy of music theory.

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Table of Contents

Note on Translations
1. Zarlino: Instituting Knowledge in the Time of Correspondences
2. The Representation of Order: Perception and the Early Modern Subject in Descartes's Compendium musicae
3. The Complicity of the Imagination: Representation, Subject, and System in Rameau
4. Gottfried Weber and Mozart's K. 465: The Contents and Discontents of the Listening Subject
Glossary of Greek Terms