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Words and Music

J. G. Williamson


Recent studies of the role of words in music have tended to privilege the literary elements of musical texts, leaving theoretical, analytical and musicological concerns almost an afterthought. This book provides a much-needed corrective to that trend, bringing together experts in fields from musicology to literary studies to popular culture in order to explore the relationship between words and music. Covering the works of artists and composers as wildly different from one another as Patti Smith, Arnold Schoenberg, and Eminem, the chapters successfully apply serious analysis and theoretical un ... More

Keywords: words, music, Patti Smith, Arnold Schoenberg, Eminem, musicology, literary studies, popular culture, artists, composers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236191
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846314445


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. G. Williamson, editor