Il Do Maggiore di Questa Vita. Cinque saggi sulla cultura musico(-)letteraria di lingua inglese

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The C major of this life. Five essays on the literary music (-) culture of English

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The relationship between literature and music in English literary culture can boast a tradition and an evolution with deep roots, complex ramifications and luxuriant fruits over several centuries. The adjective "music (-) literary" that appears in the title of this volume, with or without a hyphen depending on the degree of integration between the two cultural areas, is used for two reasons: to fix the features of this relationship with an obvious orientation towards literature; highlight those elements, not always easily identifiable and interpretable, which, on the one hand, have their roots in the musical experience of each author and, on the other hand, direct their creative intuition, the modality of textualization, the communicative planning cultural, the purposes in the field of textual politics, et al. towards the horizon of musical and musicological culture. This volume contains five essays dedicated to different aspects of the relationship between literature and music, conducted according to the analytical and hermeneutic approach of the "musico-literary analysis", published at different times and in various editorial venues: these aspects are the relationship between the critics literary and the "sonic design" of literature; the music-literary analysis of "Musicks Empire", a poetic text by the seventeenth-century Andrew Marvell; the role of the sound and music dimension in William Butler Yeats; a paradigmatic and comparative survey of the (-) literary music traces found in Joyce and Yeats; the compositional reception of a text by William Blake by Benjamin Britten in the passage n. 4 (Elegy) of the Serenade op. 31.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The C major of this life. Five essays on the literary music (-) culture of English
Original languageItalian
PublisherVita e Pensiero
Number of pages147
ISBN (Print)9788834331453
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Andrew Marvell
  • Blake and Britten
  • Yeats and Joyce
  • literature and its sonic design
  • literature and music
  • musico(-)literary analysis

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