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The Musical Work: Reality or Invention?: Reality or Invention?

Michael Talbot


Like literature and art, music has ‘works’. But not every piece of music is called a work, and not every musical performance is made up of works. The complexities of this situation are explored in this book, which examines a broad swathe of western music. From plainsong to the symphony, from Duke Ellington to the Beatles, this is at root an investigation into how our minds parcel up the music that we create and hear.

Keywords: music, western music, plainsong, symphony, Duke Ellington, Beatles, musical performance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780853238256
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846313615


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Talbot, editor