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Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration$
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Naomi Waltham-Smith

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190662004

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190662004.001.0001

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The Time it Takes to Listen

The Time it Takes to Listen

(p.196) 6 The Time it Takes to Listen
Music and Belonging Between Revolution and Restoration

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Oxford University Press

This final chapter tackles the issue of temporality. Analyzing a number of Beethoven’s late works, including the Arietta variations, it offers a thoroughgoing deconstruction of the temporality of listening and its logics of representation. The analyses suggest that the is a supplementary time that tends to go unaccounted for when we think of the time of music’s unfolding and the time represented in analysis. The trills that appear across the late works are indices, it is suggested, of this extra time it takes to listen. In this way listening is always already anticipated and music always already exappropriated.

Keywords:   Late Beethoven, Piano Sonata Op. 111, Time, Temporality, Listening, Deconstruction

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