On Text-Setting as Aspect-Seeing by Means of Music

Panos Vlagopoulos


The Romantic ‘Lied’ is here approached as text-aspect
exemplification by means of music. Two Schumann songs are revisited in order to show
the aspects a listener can notice in the Eichendorff and Lenau poems. In this case,
aspect-noticing involves a critical listener responding to the different aspects seen
by the composer in the exploitation of music-to-text interaction. All in all, a
listener-based analysis is sketched, building on the two notions of Wittgensteinian
‘aspects’ and Goodman’s ‘exemplification’.


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; aspect seeing; exemplification; text-setting

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