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ISBN-10: 0231139373
ISBN-13: 9780231139373
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 05/18/2009
Dimensions: 8.60" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H

Music at the Limits

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Music at the Limits is the first book to bring together three decades of Edward W. Said’s essays and articles on music. Addressing the work of a variety of composers, musicians, and performers, Said carefully draws out music’s social, political, and cultural contexts and, as a classically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera. Said saw music as a reflection of his ideas on literature and history and paid close attention to its composition and creative possibilities. Eloquent and surprising, Music at the Limits preserves an important dimension of Said’s brilliant intellectual work and cements his reputation as one of the most influential and groundbreaking scholars of the twentieth century.

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[Said] was a thinker of great fervency, and it can make for exciting reading.–Rachel Beckles Willson "Times Higher Education Supplement "
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Details

ISBN-10: 0231139373
ISBN-13: 9780231139373
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 05/18/2009
Dimensions: 8.60" L, 5.70" W, 0.70" H
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