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Music and the Historical Imagination Paperback – October 31, 1990

ISBN-13: 978-0674591295 ISBN-10: 0674591291 Edition: Reprint

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A brilliant and thought-provoking collection of eleven essays on various aspects of understanding music, written ... by one of our most distinguished musicologists... [a] profound and deeply personal view of music and history. (Library Journal)

[Treitler] argues for art as multilevel affirmative action...Treitler's argument [is] buttressed, amplified, and intensified in beautifully fashioned essays. (Musical America)

Treitler is, in the truest sense, a contemporary scholar, completely open to all human endeavour, not subscribing to any doctrine except the willingness to admit 'that the meaning of a text is not fixed within its boundaries but is ever contingent upon the interests and the circumstances of the community of readers or listeners' . . . Should be required reading for all music lovers and students. (Antioch Review)

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Leo Treitler is Distinguished Professor of Music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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