Faculty Book: Leo Treitler

Leo Treitler

Reflections on  Musical Meaning and Its Representations
(Indiana University Press, 2011)

In this book, distinguished scholar Treitler explores the relationships among language, musical notation, performance, compositional practice, and patterns of culture in the presentation and representation of music. He addresses such questions as: How is it possible to talk or write about music? What is the link between graphic signs and music? What makes music meaningful? The author engages a wide variety of historical sources to discuss works from medieval plainchant to Berg’s opera Lulu and a range of music in between. Leo Treitler is distinguished professor of music emeritus at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: OCT 4, 2011

Category: Faculty Books, Music Ph.D. - D.M.A