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Medieval Improvisation

Leo Treitler

in With Voice and Pen: Coming to Know Medieval Song and How it Was Made

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199214761
eISBN:
9780191713897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214761.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses improvisation in medieval music-making. It argues that the etymological roots of the word ‘improvisation’ and that its wide usage in the 19th and 20th centuries could have ... More


Milton's Complex Words: Essays on the Conceptual Structure of Paradise Lost

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198810117
eISBN:
9780191847271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Every major poet or philosopher develops his own distinctive semantic field around those terms which matter most to him, or which contribute most profoundly to the imagined world of a particular ... More


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