Musical Biography

Musical Biography

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The contributors to this volume challenge the view that biography has little importance for music history, analysis, and criticism. Collectively, they reassert biography's centrality and relevance, and demonstrate biography's potential to speak not only to the crucial questions that music analysis and criticism raise, but also to more general epistemological questions about the nature of music history itself.This perception implies that the goals of biography no longer include either the discovery of a unified self, or a psychic ... of the most reputable Parisian 9 See, for example, the first biographical essay on Chopin published by Franz Liszt in 1anbsp;...

Title:Musical Biography
Author:Jolanta T. Pekacz
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006


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