Les Analyses Stupides

Jonathan Bellman

Les analyses stupides
Un certain Slavoj Zizek etc. etc.
(With apologies to Jacques Prévert [Paroles])

About jonathanbellman

Professor of Music History and Literature and Head of Academic Studies in Music at the University of Northern Colorado. Author, *The _Style Hongrois_ in the Music of Western Europe* (Northeastern University Press, 1993), *A Short Guide to Writing About Music* (2e, Longman, 2008), *Chopin's Polish Ballade: Op. 38 as Narrative of National Martyrdom* (Oxford University Press, 2010), Editor, *The Exotic in Western Music* (Northeastern University Press, 1998), author of bunches of articles and reviews and so on. Likes to play the piano, the mandolin, and even guitar sometimes. A. M. and Jo Winchester Distinguished Scholar at UNC, 2011.
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2 Responses to Les Analyses Stupides

  1. Jeffrey Quick says:

    I’m suspicious of any analysis that ponders too deeply “what the composer meant”. After all, this is the guy who wrote a symphony in honor of Napoleon… expecting a deep and sophisticated political message in his music might be a bit much. And the poem itself reads like something from Crowley’s Book of the Law. Maybe the Turkish interlude is Ludwig’s “Bah humbug!”to “Wollust”.
    When “alle Menschen werden Brüder”, will all sex become incest?

  2. Kip W says:

    Goes wrong, my Aunt Matilda. The Turkish march is my favorite part, and I seem to recall that it somewhat audaciously included the Turks in the grand brotherhood of man.

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