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Music as Narrative

  title={Music as Narrative},
  author={Fred Everett Maus},
For many listeners, some instrumental music, especially in the tradition from Haydn and Mozart through Brahms, invites comparison to drama or narrative. l The comparisons are not between individual compositions and individual plays or novels; rather, individual compositions, or genres of composition, are thought to be dramatic or narrative in some more general way. What about the music encourages such comparisons? In order to think about relations between literary narrative and classic or… 

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