Affordable Access

Music, words, and voice: A reader

Manchester University Press
Publication Date
  • Literature
  • Musicology


This interdisciplinary resource integrates the worlds of music and literature. It focusses on the relationships between words and music, and between musical and verbal forms. Featured alongside key writings on music, speech and their relationship are previously unpublished articles and interview transcripts, and a new translation of an extract from Wagner’s theoretical works. Designed for undergraduate students, the book: -examines a historically and geographically diverse selection of genres from a variety of academic perspectives -explores issues of language, musical form, performance, song, narrative, sound and action, and identity -enables readers to connect with different histories, cultures and technologies via the linkages between musical and literary texts.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.


Seen <100 times

More articles like this

[The voice and words].

on Revue de laryngologie - otolog... 1987

The Voice of the Reader.

on Science Aug 16, 1957
More articles like this..