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"For Whom the Bell Tolls": Listening and its Implications (Response to John Butt)

Irving, David


This response highlights the cultural specificity of the 'work-concept' and questions the tripartite scheme of listening proposed by John Butt. It offers an alternative set of listening categories, and makes reference to the issues of early-modern class structures and the role of music in religious devotions. The argument is supported by critiques of historical vignettes that include the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's transcription of Gregorio Allegri's Miserere and Jean Joseph Marie...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Musical Association


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