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    • Conceptions of meaning in music. On the possibility of meaning in absolute music 

      Larsen, Joakim Berg (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2017-11-01)
      The thesis aims to refute claims from Peter Kivy that so-called ““Absolute music,” then, as defined, is pure instrumental music without text, title, program, dramatic setting, or any other extra-musical apparatus. It is music, as defined, without representational, narrative, semantic or other extra-musical content”. Or, that music is a “quasi-syntactical structure of sound understandable solely in ...