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The mimetic basis of pure music in Machaut's Refrain Songs: Part 2, musical abstraction

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The dualistic relationship of words and music in Machaut’s refrain songs (proposed in Part 1 of this article) enables abstraction of the music from the poetic model that inspired it. This situation is at its most extreme in certain rondeaux, representatives of a genre for which a special function in Machaut’s output is argued. Studies of specific groups of songs (B9-R4 and B35-R13-R21) illustrate the gradual development and detachment of material in related compositions. Through these account...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0961137120000091

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Sub department:
Music Faculty
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-1357-3444
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Plainsong and Medieval Music More from this journal
Volume:
29
Issue:
2
Pages:
137-162
Publication date:
2020-09-15
Acceptance date:
2020-07-20
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EISSN:
1474-0087
ISSN:
0961-1371
Language:
English
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1132179
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pubs:1132179
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2020-09-14

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