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A topical guide to Schenkerian literature : an annotated bibliography...
Call Number: ML128 T39 B4
Heinrich Schenker : a guide to research.
Call Number: ML134 S325 A9
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Music and the Language of Love
Call Number: ML 160 T196 O9 v.1
Publication Date: 2011-04-07
Simple songs or airs, in which a male poetic voice either seduces or excoriates a female object, were an influential vocal genre of the French Baroque era. In this comprehensive and interdisciplinary study, Catherine Gordon-Seifert analyzes the style of airs, which was based on rhetorical devices of lyric poetry, and explores the function and meaning of airs in French society, particularly the salons. She shows how airs deployed in both text and music an encoded language that was in sensuous contrast to polite society's cultivation of chaste love, strict gender roles, and restrained discourse.