Music

Music Speaks: On the Language of Opera, Dance, and Song
Dan Albright

(2009). These essays probe the problems of articulating the meaning(s) of music; how music and language interact; how text-setting highlights meter, theme, or ironic undertone; how a composition can behave as a critique of a previous work; and how one might rehabilitate underappreciated figures by showing that the very terms of invective used against them can also be seen as an indication of what is exciting in their work.